Troopers find brake violations in commercial vehicles during spe - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Troopers find brake violations in commercial vehicles during special enforcement

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has been inspecting commercial vehicles in the past three days as part of a three-day enforcement effort in North America called Roadcheck 2017.

He said trained troopers and civilian personnel check for serious violations and drivers out of compliance with state and federal requirements.

"Unsecured loads, defective breaks, fatigued drivers, drivers that are logging over their hours that they are allowed to drive. Those are very dangerous violations that we will like to get off the highways," Sgt. David Roberts said.

The effort aims to increase motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.

"We like the drivers and owners of the companies, to take key that we seek voluntary compliance to ensure the safety of our motorists and if they're not in compliance, we will cite them for the violation," Roberts said.

In Central Texas, troopers have already checked almost 100 commercial vehicles. The top three violations they have found include brakes not working properly or not working at all, and loads not being properly secured.

The enforcement ended on Thursday.

Last year, DPS stopped nearly 8,000 trucks and more than 22 percent of those were considered serious violations that required the buses or 18-wheelers to be placed out of service until repairs could be made.

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