Monday, September 10, 2012

Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Office Announces "Brake Safety Week"

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Commercial Vehilce Safety
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7220

For Immediate Release: 09/10/12 1:15 PM
Please direct questions to the CVS Office

During the week of September 9-15, 2012, the Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Section will be participating with other safety agencies throughout the country in an event called Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is focused on enhancing knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of large truck braking systems.

Certified Inspectors, brake suppliers, and industry partners conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at weigh stations and other locations as a part of the Operation Air Brake Campaign. Since large trucks weigh much more than passenger vehicles, it takes them a longer distance to stop. Improperly adjusted or worn out brakes can dangerously increase truck stopping distances. Just like keeping your own vehicle operating safely is important, so is careful preventative maintenance on large trucks and buses.

The goal of the Idaho State Police is to reduce the number of crashes that occur on Idaho's roads. Brake Safety Week is an opportunity proactively to reduce the risks that contribute to crashes through enforcement, education and outreach to drivers, mechanics and companies on the importance of proper brake inspection, maintenance and operation. We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely. Let's work together to keep our roadways safe.

For more information, contact Lieutenant Eavenson at 208-884-7220 or go to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance website at: