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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Safety inspectors are cracking down on commercial vehicles for the next few days.

The West Virginia Public Service Commission says a 72-hour safety check began before dawn Tuesday and will continue until midnight Thursday.

Roadcheck 2013 is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

It involves inspecting commercial vehicles, checking brake system maintenance and preventing driver fatigue by checking drivers' hours of service.

Gary Edgell is director of the PSC's Transportation Enforcement Division. He says it's all about promoting highway safety and reducing fatalities.

During last year's initiative, the state inspected more than 900 commercial vehicles. Of those, 163 were deemed unsafe and taken off the road.

 

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