Road Safety Blitz Results in over 1,000 Violations in Wyoming

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol’s recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck campaign uncovered some alarming statistics. During the three-day blitz, 468 inspections were conducted, revealing a staggering 1,061 violations. In fact, 43 drivers and 143 vehicles were found to have critical violations, resulting in a whopping 9% of drivers and just over 30% of vehicles being placed out-of-service.

“We’d really like to congratulate those drivers who received one of the 84 CVSA decals that were issued,” Wyoming Highway Patrol said in a Facebook post. “You drivers are a great help to highway safety and we appreciate it!”

About International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance established the International Roadcheck program in 1988 to promote the safety of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. Every year, for 72 hours, CVSA-certified inspectors across North America conduct vehicle and driver inspections at weigh and inspection stations, designated inspection areas, and along roadways. This year’s inspection campaign particularly highlighted anti-lock braking systems and cargo securement.

If the inspector discovers any significant vehicle violations, the vehicle will be ordered out-of-service until the identified conditions have been corrected. Likewise, drivers who violate certain rules, such as lacking the necessary operating license or exhibiting signs of impairment, may be put out of service. If a commercial motor vehicle passes a Level I or Level V Inspection without any serious violations, it may be granted a valid CVSA decal for three months.

During the Roadcheck events, an average of 15 commercial trucks or buses are inspected every minute by CVSA-certified inspectors across North America. In last year’s International Roadcheck, 58,287 inspections occurred across the continent, highlighting the program’s significance in ensuring commercial vehicle safety standards.

Other upcoming 2023 CVSA inspection events:

  • Operation Safe Driver Week – July 9 – July 15
  • Brake Safety Week – August 20 – 26


Source: Land Line