Last week, law enforcement agencies across the country participated in a surprise brake safety enforcement effort.

On April 27, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) held a nationwide unannounced one-day brake safety enforcement initiative called Brake Safety Day.

During the annual event, inspectors checked for brake systems violations that could prove detrimental to highway safety.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety‘s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) participated in the surprise brake check.

During the single day effort, MCCD officers inspected 366 commercial vehicles and placed 65 out of service for brake-related violations.

Several other CVSA enforcement efforts, including a week-long brake blitz, are planned for 2022. See below for key dates.

  • International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17 — 19, 2022. The 72 hour event is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America.
  • Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10 — 16, 2022. During this enforcement effort, officers throughout North America are on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors.
  • Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 21 — 27, 2022. During this campaign, commercial motor vehicle inspectors conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify brake-system violations.

You can click here to learn more about the CVSA’s inspection programs.

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