Updated 06/06/2012 06:04 PM
Troopers conduct safety checks of trucks
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NEW YORK STATE -- Tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles are being checked on some state highways for safety. This happens daily, but from Tuesday through Thursday of this week, more attention is being paid during International Road Check 2012.
Troopers will be along the Canadian Border, parts of the Thruway and Interstate 81. They are checking the brakes, a driver's log books and other parts of the vehicle to ensure that it is safe to drive along these roadways. If the inspection fails, drivers will have to stay until it is passed or will have to get towed.
State Trooper Jack Keller said, "We want to make sure that the drivers that are traveling the highways and see these motor vehicles these commercial vehicles know that someone has at least checked it to make sure that it is safe because we don't want a tragedy down the road. It can be prevented and we want to make sure that it is prevented by doing these safety checks."
They also check for traffic violations like unbuckled seatbelts. This annual road check is being conducted across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.