The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 23-29, 2020, across the nation. In addition to CVSA’s Brake Safety Week, August is also Brake Safety Awareness Month.
Roadside enforcement officials nationwide will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout next week. Vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection violations will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles that pass satisfactory inspections may receive a passed-inspection CVSA decal.
During one of last year's major roadside enforcement blitz's, brake system and brake adjustment violations accounted for 45.1% of all out-of-service conditions. That’s more than any other vehicle violation category.
Brake Safety Week is part of law enforcement’s effort to reduce brake-related crashes by conducting roadside inspections and identifying and removing unsafe commercial motor vehicles from roadways.