Almost 2,000 power units in Texas placed out of service during the roadcheck inspection spree.

Almost 8,000 commercial vehicles and power units were inspected by the Texas Department of public safety during the 2018 Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck.

Around 24% of the vehicles inspected (2,000 vehicles), were placed out of service for a wide variety of violations on the safety and environmental area. According to the TxDPS, this vehicles will remain out of service and off the roads until the corresponding repair are conducted in the vehicles. Issues with brakes and worn tires headed the top of the list on the most common violations and safety infractions.

Also, according to TxDPS, 301 CDL holders and drivers were placed in downtime and out of service for violations that went from not having the correct type of license for the vehicle being driven to ELD violations and requirements.

In total, TxDPS issued 1,258 citations and 18,178 warnings during the 3-day inspection spree.

Driving behaviors that are targeted during this type of inspections include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices and more.