CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Safety Day Enforcement Initiative

Jul 14, 2017 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

07/14/2017

Reminder of the week:

CVSA Releases Results from Unannounced Brake Safety Day Enforcement Initiative 

On May 3, 2017, more than 9,500 commercial motor vehicles were inspected for an unannounced brake safety enforcement event, Brake Safety Day.

The goal of Brake Safety Day is to conduct roadside inspections, and identify and remove vehicles with critical brake violations from our roadways in an effort to reduce the number of crashes caused by or made more severe by poorly maintained braking systems on commercial motor vehicles. The event also sought to evaluate how well ABS are maintained in accordance with federal regulations.

Inspection data from the unannounced one-day brake safety enforcement initiative featured the following notable results:

In all, 9,524 inspections were conducted as part of Brake Safety Day. The US conducted 8,140 commercial motor vehicle inspections; Canada conducted 1,384.

79% of the vehicles inspected did not have any critical item vehicle violations.

21% (1,989) of all inspections conducted resulted in a vehicle being placed out of service for vehicle violations of any kind.

12% (1,146) of all inspections conducted resulted in a vehicle being placed out of service for brake-related violations.

4,635 air-braked trucks and tractors were identified as requiring ABS; 8% (391) had ABS violations.

3,222 trailers were identified as requiring ABS; 15% (487) had ABS violations.

723 hydraulic-braked trucks required ABS; 6% (41) had ABS violations.

57 buses required ABS; 11% (6) had ABS violations.

Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage of all out-of-service violations cited during roadside inspections. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce the braking capability and increase stopping distances of trucks and buses, which pose a serious risk to driver and public safety.

CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program is holding one more brake safety enforcement event this year on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at participating jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Brake Safety Day is part of the Operation Airbrake Program sponsored by CVSA in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Thank You! BE SAFE OUT THERE! 

Klemens Kuqi 

Compliance Manager