North Carolina state troopers will take part in a 72-hour national push to inspect trucks and buses for safety, starting at midnight Monday, the agency said in a statement.
The nationwide effort, called International Road Check, will involve about 10,000 local, state and federal people who are certified as commercial vehicle safety inspectors, Sgt. Michael Baker, an North Carolina State Highway Patrol spokesman, said in the statement.
The program will be in effect through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Baker said.
Organizers expect that the enforcement work will average out to 17 trucks or buses being inspected every minute during the three days.
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Inspectors will pay special attention to whether truck loads are safely secured, Baker said, as well as standard safety matters.
The Road Check is an annual program, and load safety is this year’s theme, Baker said.
“This operation is extremely important in maintaining the mission of safe travel,” said Col. Glenn McNeill, commander of the State Highway Patrol.