The Public Service Commission of West Virginia’s Transportation Enforcement Division is conducting a 72-hour safety road check for commercial vehicles throughout the state. The checks began at 12:01 a.m. today and will continue through 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
Roadcheck 2012, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will promote safety and security on West Virginia roadways through the inspection of commercial vehicles and drivers, emphasizing the importance of brake system maintenance and preventing driver fatigue by checking drivers’ hours of service.
“This is a concentrated effort held each year to promote highway safety, reduce fatalities on West Virginia’s roadways and raise awareness for commercial motor vehicle drivers of safety issues affecting their day-to-day lives. Our goal is to increase compliance, thereby saving lives on our highways,” said Gary Edgell, director of the PSC Transportation Enforcement Division.
Last year, during Roadcheck 2011, the Enforcement Division inspected 777 commercial vehicles. Of those, 110 vehicles were deemed unsafe and illegal to operate on West Virginia roads.