Roadcheck was in June and results are starting to be reported. So how did Texas do? On an ANNOUNCED inspection OVER 1 in 4 trucks was deemed to be so unsafe they were told to stop operating until they fixed a safety issue. The reported numbers from KMOO can be found HERE . The article stated in part:
During the 72-hour Roadcheck 2011 program last week, DPS and other Texas law enforcement agencies inspected 7,993 commercial vehicles. Of the vehicles inspected, 26.5 percent were placed out of service for safety violations. (emphasis added)
Is it any wonder that people are scared of 18 wheelers? Given the recent attempts by the Texas legislature to kill more Texans with trucks (see my prior blog on the impact of higher truck speed limits in Texas HERE) Texans have every reason to be scared.