Drivers on Illinois roads need to be aware of a significant new program. International Roadcheck 2023 is designed to be a 72-hour safety inspection and enforcement initiative covering all of the United States. This program is being sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
What is the purpose of Roadcheck 2023?
Roadcheck 2023 is a program that is being launched in order to reduce the total number of truck accidents that are plaguing the country. The event will take place during May 16 and 18 of this year. It will focus on two key areas of commercial vehicle safety. These include anti-lock braking systems and the securement of cargo.
Common safety violations that will be taken into account may include the following:
- Hours-of-service violations
- Lack of medical cards
- Suspended license
- Lack of insurance
- Defective brake systems
- Defective tires
- Malfunctioning or broken lights
- Broken or misplaced mirrors
- Lack of proper cargo securement
What to expect during Roadcheck 2023
Roadcheck 2023 will be an exercise conducted by the CVSA with a focus on commercial vehicle drivers. The priority will be spotting and preventing serious safety violations, such as improper loading. Drivers can expect to undergo a full inspection of their vehicle. If any violations are noted, they will be cited on the spot.
Some of the most common systems to be inspected during this time may include:
- Brake systems
- Driveline or driveshaft system components
- Coupling devices
- Fuel systems
- Exhaust systems
- Driver’s seat
- Lighting systems
- Steering systems
Commercial truck drivers will be examined for evidence of lack and sleep, proper seat belt usage, impairment due to drugs or alcohol, and general safety skills. If the inspection is passed with no serious violations, each vehicle may receive a CVSA decal. This certification will be valid for 3 months.