(Atlanta)—Now through Saturday, September 14, the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be teaming up with commercial vehicle inspection officers from across the country for Brake Safety Week, an annual enforcement and outreach campaign aimed at promoting truck and bus brake safety.
“Our goal for this operation is to emphasize both safety and security,” said Major Gene Davis, Commanding Officer of MCCD. “Officers will be inspecting commercial vehicles and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways throughout the state, and they will not hesitate to issue out of service orders to any commercial vehicle or driver found to be a safety hazard.”
The number of inspections conducted in Georgia continues to grow each year as the volume of commercial traffic increases. “MCCD routinely implements passenger carrier safety and enforcement strategies as a part of its everyday activities,” he said. "This week places special emphasis on year-round commercial vehicle and driver safety inspections, and other driver safety programs aimed at saving lives on our nation’s highways,” Major Davis added.
The Brake Safety Week campaign is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a non-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is the second of two brake safety enforcement periods of the year.