The 18th annual CVSA Roadcheck is scheduled for June 7-9.
This international truck and motorcoach safety and security event, sponsored by
the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, spans 72 continuous hours in Canada, Mexico
and the United States.
This year’s event will highlight the importance of safety
belts, motorcoach safety and commercial vehicle security. Over the past few
years, Roadcheck activities have expanded to include more ways to reduce
accidents and save lives by helping to educate drivers. More than 3 million
roadside inspections are conducted annually throughout North America.
Between 1998 and 2003, the fatality rate for crashes
involving large trucks declined. In the same time period, there was a 36 percent
increase in the number of roadside inspections conducted.
To help educate the general public on the importance of the
roadside inspection program, Roadcheck 2005 will include a media kickoff event
hosted by the Maryland State Police. The event is set for June 7 at the
Hyattstown, MD, inspection station on Interstate 270 Southbound.
CVSA sponsors the annual Roadchecks with participation by
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor
Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, Transportation Security
Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Secretariat of Communication
and Transportation (Mexico). CVSA’s members include enforcement agencies and
industry representatives throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.