2023 Focus Areas

Each year, CVSA asks its member jurisdictions to capture and report data on a category of violations during International Roadcheck. This helps bring awareness to certain aspects of a roadside inspection.

For 2023 International Roadcheck, the focus will be on anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement.

ABS violations are not out-of-service violations; however, the anti-lock braking system plays a critical role in reducing collisions. A properly functioning ABS will prevent wheels from locking up or skidding, allowing a driver to maintain control of the vehicle while braking.

Improper or inadequate cargo securement accounted for 10.6% of all vehicle out-of-service violations discovered during last year’s International Roadcheck, and past International Roadcheck data routinely found cargo securement violations in the top five of vehicle out-of-service violations.

To help drivers and motor carriers prepare for this year’s International Roadcheck, CVSA created an informational flyer on ABS and cargo securement.

Download the 2023 International Roadcheck focus area flyer in English, French or Spanish.