State, federal workers conducting truck safety inspections at ‘high-crash zones’ in Conn.

Trucks that fail the inspections are not allowed to leave checkpoints.

Trucks that fail the inspections are not allowed to leave checkpoints. (6/4/13)

GREENWICH - State troopers and the Department of Motor Vehicles are conducting truck safety inspections at “high-crash zones” in Connecticut.

The I-95 weigh station in Greenwich is one of the sites where trucks are being stopped. Trucks that fail inspections are not allowed to leave, which has elicited surprise from some drivers.

State and federal workers check the suspension, the brakes and whether drivers have been taking enough breaks to remain alert. The state says these inspections will continue through Thursday.

Motorists are applauding the crackdown, saying you never know how many miles these trucks have been driven or how well they've been taken care of.

Similar checkpoints have been set up in other states in order to sideline inadequate and unsafe trucks.
 

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