Roadcheck 2008 Begins Tuesday
Last Update: 6/02 10:34 am
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If you drive a commercial vehicle, watch out for the Ohio State Patrol. Tuesday through Thursday this week, it’s going to conduct its Roadcheck 2008, 72 hours of
continuous commercial vehicle inspections.
“Although certified safety inspectors perform this work every day on Ohio roads, Roadcheck places a special emphasis on commercial vehicle and driver safety issues,” according to Colonel Richard H. Collins, superintendent of the Patrol. He said troopers will be including safety belt compliance, all in the effort to save lives on Ohio
Not only will troopers man at least 20 inspection sites along major Ohio highways, but Collins said roving patrols will inspect vehicles and drivers traveling other highways. And it’s not just trucks, but other passenger carrying vehicles, including charter buses.
Last year, troopers and motor carrier enforcement inspectors conducted 2,025 inspections in Roadcheck 2007. They issued 4,740 safety violations on Ohio roadways, and of those inspections, 564 commercial vehicles and 109 drivers were placed out of service for various violations.
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Most of the areas that I run haven't been doing anything. I've yet to pull on to a scale. I don't think some of the states are funding the extra help needed to do it. Politicians aren't about to take money out of their pet projects to fund something related to safety. They may lose out on some campaign money.
Comment By: Roadhzrd on Wed, Jun 04 2008 @ 8:24 PM [EST]
Looks like Ohio is broke too..They have to fleece somebody..Just like California..I can manage and know all the backways of the scales..VM-out!
Comment By: VM on Thu, Jun 05 2008 @ 5:54 AM [EST]