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.