Table 5-6. Roadside Safety Inspection Activity Summary By Inspection Type: 2000-2006
Less than one-quarter of roadside inspections of commercial vehicles result in the vehicle being taken out-of-service (OOS) for a serious violation. A much lower percentage of driver and hazardous materials inspections results in OOS orders. In 2006, only 7 percent of driver inspections and about 5 percent of hazardous materials inspections resulted in an OOS order.
|2000 Number||2000 Percent||2004 Number||2004 Percent||2005 Number||2005 Percent||2006 Number||2006 Percent|
|Number of inspections||2,453,776||100.0||(R) 3,019,504||100.0||(R) 3,026,094||100.0||3,193,397||100.0|
|With no violations||639,593||26.1||(R) 810,870||26.9||(R) 821,869||27.2||897,020||28.1|
|With violations||1,814,183||73.9||(R) 2,208,634||73.1||(R) 2,204,225||72.8||2,296,377||71.9|
|Number of inspections||2,396,688||100.0||(R) 2,962,312||100.0||(R) 2,964,492||100.0||3,056,743||100.0|
|With no violations||1,459,538||60.9||(R) 1,893,227||63.9||(R) 1,882,527||63.5||1,931,724||63.2|
|With violations||937,150||39.1||(R) 1,069,085||36.1||(R) 1,081,965||36.5||1,125,019||36.8|
|With OOS violations||191,031||8.0||(R) 197,347||6.7||(R) 195,832||6.6||216,783||7.1|
|Number of inspections||1,908,300||100.0||(R) 2,253,217||100.0||(R) 2,201,740||100.0||2,317,877||100.0|
|With no violations||584,389||30.6||(R) 698,495||31.0||(R) 688,617||31.3||759,653||32.8|
|With violations||1,323,911||69.4||(R) 1,554,722||69.0||(R) 1,513,123||68.7||1,558,224||67.2|
|With OOS violations||452,850||23.7||(R) 531,933||23.6||(R) 514,314||23.4||532,685||23.0|
|Hazardous materials inspections|
|Number of inspections||133,486||100.0||(R) 179,234||100.0||(R) 180,891||100.0||183,925||100.0|
|With no violations||101,098||75.7||(R) 145,787||81.3||(R) 147,602||81.6||150,068||81.6|
|With violations||32,388||24.3||(R) 33,447||18.7||(R) 33,289||18.4||33,857||18.4|
|With OOS violations||9,964||7.5||(R) 9,955||5.6||(R) 9,871||5.5||9,795||5.3|
Key: OOS = out of service. R = revised.
Notes: A roadside inspection is an examination of individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers to determine if they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations. Serious violations result in the issuance of driver or vehicle out of service (OOS) These violations must be corrected before the driver or vehicle can return to service. Moving violations also may be recorded in conjunction with a roadside inspection.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Administration, Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), Roadside Inspection Activity Summary for Calendar Years, available at www.fmcsa.dot.gov as of June 4, 2007.
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