Hundreds of Trucks Off the Road After DPS Crackdown

A campaign to crack down on commercial vehicle violations on Texas highways ended with nearly 2,000 citations, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.

Roadcheck 2016 was part of an annual nationwide program that involves inspections of 18-wheelers, buses and other commercial vehicles.

DPS said of the 7,795 vehicles inspected between June 7-9, some 1,751 of them – or 22.5 percent – were placed out of service for a variety of safety violations. The most common infractions involved issues with brakes or defective lighting.

The checks also led to 224 drivers being taken off the road for violations such has failing to have the proper type of driver license and driving over the maximum number of allowed hours.

A total of 1,972 citations were issued, along with 20,446 warnings.

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