This Truck Stop Keeps You Safe

By 5 a.m. Tuesday, State Police and the Department of Motor Vehicle were out on the highways, stopping commercial vehicles, trucks and buses and trying to keep you safe.

When truckers are sleepy, the brakes are faulty, everyone is at risk.

So officials are pulling over commercial vehicles, trucks and buses and checking to make sure the vehicle comply with the 200 safety regulations on the books.

The inspections are happening along Interstates 84, 91, 95 and 395.

Each inspection takes about an hour to complete and the inspectors look at everything from brakes to whether the driver has exceeded the number of hours allowed for driving.

The spot checks are to ensure the safety of drivers, Lt. Donald Bridge, of the DMV, said.

The safety checks are part of an international campaign that includes the United States, Mexico and Canada and raises awareness about truck safety.

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