CVSA Roadcheck to take place June 7-9

| 5/2/2005

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.