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Roadcheck 2010 finished

Posted by Genie Wood on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 @ 03:47 AM

A three-day event has come to a close, seeing 9,000 police officers in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. work together in a combined effort to ensure truck safety.

Roadcheck 2010, the 23rd Roadcheck operation taken up by law enforcement officials, ended this Thursday. The event sets up over 2,000 roadside checkpoints and checks over possible violations in vehicles or from drivers. The event is run by the Commercial Safety Vehicle Alliance, a joint organization made up of Canadian, American, and Mexican transportation officials, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Each checkpoint makes sure vehicles are up to standards as well as drivers. If a violation is issued, the driver is not allowed to continue carrying freight until the violation is amended. Vehicles are similarly put out of commission until brought back up to safety specifications. Seat belts, driver fatigue, and speeding are all major trucking safety concerns, according to event officials.

The event began Tuesday in Landover, Maryland.

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