CAMPAIGN - Brake Safety Week, August 23 to 29, 2020
Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement (CVSE) and traffic police will be taking part in CVSA's brake safety week running from August 23 to 29, 2020. The week will see a focus on commercial vehicle brake inspection throughout North America. The annual effort aims to reduce brake-related crashes by identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.According to the CVSA, checking brake system components is always part of the roadside inspection process; however, inspectors will be paying special attention to brake hoses/tubing to highlight the importance of those components to vehicle mechanical fitness and safety.
Last year’s initiative 13.5% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected had brake-related vehicle inspection item violations and were placed out of service.