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APD puts the brakes on

Monday, August 24, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Austin Police Department’s Highway Enforcement Unit is teaming up with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to participate in an initiative to make sure big rigs and other commercial vehicles have safely functioning brakes. APD enforcement units will be trolling major highways all week conducting inspections and evaluating brake systems. “Commercial vehicles found to have critical brake or other safety violations will either be repaired on site or towed to a repair facility. Those commercial vehicles that pass inspection will receive a CVSA decal,” said a press release about the initiative. Brake Safety Week runs nationwide through Saturday, Aug. 29.

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