IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
Fax (208) 884-7087
For Immediate Release: 6/1/15 at 10:25 a.m.
The Idaho State Police through its Commercial Vehicle Safety Section will be participating in the 28th Annual International Roadcheck on June 2nd through June 4th. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Roadcheck participants will inspect nearly 17 trucks or buses, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period.
Idaho State Police will be inspecting vehicles all across the state in the three days in an effort to improve the safety for all drivers on Idaho roadways. Commercial Vehicle Safety (CVS) troopers will focus on unsafe vehicles, vehicle equipment and drivers that can cause dangerous conditions on roadways.
"In 2014, 31 people were killed in the 1,551 crashes involving commercial vehicles in Idaho. Even one fatality is too many" says ISP's Commercial Vehicle Safety Captain Tim Horn. "Our goal in participating in Roadcheck is to continue reducing the number of crashes and make Idaho's roads safer."
ISP's CVS troopers are part of the approximate 13,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in every jurisdiction across North America performing the truck and bus inspections.
Since its inception in 1988, roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck have numbered over 1 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.
Idaho State Police Major Bill Reese, the current president of CVSA, will be holding a press conference to kick off Roadcheck on the Idaho and Washington state border on Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Representatives from Washington State Patrol, Florida Highway Patrol and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be also be in attendance at the Spokane Port of Entry on I-90 West at milepost 298.
More information on the kick off to Roadcheck 2015, the CVSA media advisory is available here: http://cvsa.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9NDgwMTI3NSZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9MTA1ODI2OTY4Mw
For more information about Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety visit our website at http://www.isp.idaho.gov/cvs/index.html and for more information on Roadcheck 2015 visit http://www.cvsa.org/programs/int_roadcheck.php.