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Officers Remove 22 Trucks from the Road During Surprise Safety Inspections

Truckers driving down Route 28 on the border of Centreville and Chantilly were directed to a local park for a surprise major safety inspection on Thursday. 

Officials removed a whopping 33 percent of the trucks inspected from the road. Out of the 61 vehicles inspected, 22 were placed out of service, and those who were not able to make repairs had to have their vehicles towed. 

The inspections on Route 28 were part of a massive effort by Fairfax County Police, in addition to officials and law enforcement from all over Northern Virginia, including the Town of Herndon, State Police, the Department of Motor Vehicles and DOD police from Fort Belvoir. While officials conduct these types of inspections at least a few times a year, this week was part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) RoadCheck 2011 national effort, an annual event. 

Bob Smith June 13, 2011 at 06:21 PM
This is a total failure on the part of law enforcement, and one we see in the news every couple of years. A full _third_ of the commercial trucks on the road are not in compliance with the various safety regulations. Truck drivers/owners know that there is a total lack of enforcement of commercial vehicles except for a surprise inspection every couple of years. Its appalling that at any given moment a significant number of the commercial vehicles around you would need to be towed away if stopped- not a problem though, it rarely happens.
stevepolard April 20, 2012 at 05:25 AM
This was really interesting! I loved looking through the pictures.The red tinted diesel was crazy! http://www.buytrucksinusa.com

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