RHODE ISLAND FINDS OVER 800 VIOLATIONS DURING ROADCHECK

Rhode Island State Police say that they uncovered hundreds of truck and driver violations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck campaign.

The 2019 International Roadcheck took place from June 4 — 6 throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

In Rhode Island, all Roadcheck inspections took place at two locations — off northbound I-95, at the weigh station in Richmond, and on southbound Route 146, at the weigh station and rest area in North Smithfield. All commercial vehicles that passed those two locations were required to comply with comprehensive inspections during Roadcheck.

During the three-day inspection spree, Rhode Island troopers say that they conducted 416 commercial vehicle inspections, during which they uncovered 696 vehicle violations and 136 driver violations.

Additionally, authorities say that 89 vehicles were taken out of service for major defects, such as underinflated tires, inoperable turn signals or brake lights, or air brakes out of adjustment and 28 drivers were taken out of service for violations such as driving too many hours without taking the required number of breaks, not maintaining proper log books and records, or not having a medical card as required. In addition, 46 operators were cited for failure to stop for the mandatory inspections.