Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, 2021. This event brings awareness to the importance of properly maintaining brake systems. During the 2020 event, 12% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected were removed from service for brake-related violations.
Focus on Brake Safety
Throughout this week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles, with a focus on brake systems and components. Vehicles with brake-related issues will be removed from the road. Many motor carriers also focus on educating their drivers and maintenance service providers about brake system safety during this event.
Brake system maintenance is critical, especially for commercial motor vehicles. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “brake system” was the third most common vehicle-related factor identified in fatal commercial motor vehicle and passenger automobile crashes.
In fact, eight of the top 20 vehicle violations reported to the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System in 2020 were brake-related. Brake malfunctions, particularly in commercial motor vehicles, can prove to be fatal or cause serious personal injuries. Proper maintenance and regular inspections are crucial to keep roads safe for everyone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial motor vehicle accident, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.