Annual Roadcheck effort kicks off June 6

A 72-hour round-the-clock inspection of commercial vehicles throughout North America is scheduled for June 6-8, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced. Roadcheck 2006 will involve about 10,000 certified enforcement officers conducting standard 37-step inspections of vehicles, drivers and cargo. Inspectors also will be distributing educational materials to drivers on vehicle, driver and hazardous materials safety.

In keeping with the Department of Transportation’s focus in recent years, Roadcheck 2006 also will focus on enforcement and education of safety belt use among commercial drivers. FMCSA estimates show an improvement in safety belt use among commercial drivers to 54 percent from 48 percent at the beginning of the campaign, but that lags the 82 percent for automobile drivers.

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