A viewer is wondering about Nevada Highway Patrol troopers pulling truckers over.
Kobe writes: “NHP is doing more random commercial vehicle inspections on the side of busy freeways. It creates a hazard for all involved and the passing cars. Would love to see NHP do this in a less dangerous place. The side of a freeway is not a place for random inspections.”
I sent Kobe’s email to the NHP’s Jason Buratczuk, who wrote back:
“There are different types of inspections, some are just checking load documentation and the log book. Others will make sure the horn and lights are working properly, the tires are in good shape and the load is properly secured. There’s also a full Level 1 inspection where a trooper weighs a truck using portable scales, and also gets underneath the truck & trailer to check the brakes. For these types of inspections troopers in town will have the truck leave the highway and pull into a parking lot or side street. In rural areas this may not be an option and they will pull off the road as far as possible.”
Hope this helps, Kobe. If you’d like, I can send you Trooper Buratczuk’s email address.
Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!
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