Idaho State Police participate in Roadcheck 2014 to reduce
The Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Section joined other agencies across the U.S., Canada and Mexico participating in the 27th annual Roadcheck Program June 3-5.
Roadcheck is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and is the largest targeted-enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during the 72-hour period. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in every jurisdiction across North America perform the truck and bus inspections.
Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over one million, resulting in more than 301 lives saved and 5,530 injuries avoided. It also provides an opportunity to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial-vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.
ISP's Commercial Vehicle Safety Section's mission is to improve the safety for all drivers on Idaho roadways. For three days, troopers in Idaho inspected commercial vehicles and drivers all across the state. They focused on unsafe vehicles, vehicle equipment and drivers that can cause dangerous conditions on roadways.
"In 2013, over 30 people were killed in crashes involving commercial vehicles in Idaho. Even one fatality is too many." says ISP's Commercial Vehicle Safety Captain Bill Reese. "Our goal in participating in events like Roadcheck is to continue reducing the number of crashes and keeping Idaho's roads safe."