CRASH Newsletter
June/July, 2000

Roadcheck 2000 Truck Safety Inspections

Until last year, we had seen a decline in the proportion of big trucks inspected that have safety defects.  However, this year’s results have stalled at last year’s rate of 23 % with safety defects.  We anticipate that most regulators would agree that a 23 % failure rate is unacceptable when public safety is involved.  Governments should provide them with more resources and inspectors.

 

Jurisdiction

% Trucks Inspected Found to Have Safety Defects

 

1999

2000

BC

22

21

Alberta

24

22

Saskatchewan

19

20

Manitoba

25

26

Ontario

25

22

Quebec

23

26

New Brunswick

34

29

PEI

36

21

Nova Scotia

12

20

Newfoundland

25

23

Yukon

16

27

Northern Territories

26

10

Canada

23

23