Fairfax County roadchecks find several unsafe trucks

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Police in Fairfax County are inspecting commercial trucks and buses as part of "Roadcheck 2011", a national safety enforcement effort.

(Photo: Fairfax County Police)

During Thursday's inspections, officers removed 22 trucks, out of the 61 they inspected, due to serious safety violations.

A team of eight officers closely inspected brakes, licensures, lighting and steering components.

In 2010, the Fairfax County unit put 139 trailers and 446 trucks out of service for a variety of violations. They discovered more than 4,700 violations last year, including those related to brakes, hazardous materials regulations, steering, lights, and overloaded vehicles.

(Photo: Fairfax County Police Department)

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