Connecticut reports Roadcheck results

| 6/15/2006

While the national numbers for this year’s three-day Roadcheck inspection won’t be out for a little while, some states are already giving a sneak peak at how the enforcement action worked for them.

Connecticut released its numbers on June 14.

The Associated Press reported that vehicle inspectors issued 1,740 infractions and pulled more than 100 trucks off the road during the check. Fifty-four drivers were also ordered not to drive until they resolved problems with their logbooks.

In addition, The AP reported that four leaking cargo tanks were identified and one driver was charged with operating under the influence.

The inspections were part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 19th annual 72-hour Roadcheck, which ran from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8. Approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified truck and bus safety inspectors are on the job to inspect vehicles. In 2005, more than 60,000 inspections were performed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as part of the blitz.

Check back with and listen to “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite’s Open Road Channel 171 for more Roadcheck numbers as they become available.