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Nearly 8,000 Commercial Vehicles Inspected Across Texas

AUSTIN (AP) - More than a quarter of the commercial vehicles inspected during Texas Roadcheck 2011 have been taken out of service for safety issues.

The Department of Public Safety on Monday released results of last week's 72-hour inspection program. Law officers were out in force to check commercial truckers and passenger buses.

DPS says 7,993 commercial vehicles were inspected, with 26.5 percent taken out of service for safety problems. including brake and tire issues.

Texas law officers, during last year's effort, inspected 6,906 commercial vehicles, taking 25 percent out of service due to serious safety violations.

Mexico and Canada also participated in Roadcheck 2011.

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