WASHINGTON, D.C. –Canadian drivers have bested their neighbours to the south once again with a superior out-of-service rate during Brake Safety Week, held across North America Sept. 12-18.
According to officials from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, historically, out-of-service (OOS) rates have been lower in Canada than in the US during Brake Safety Week.
In 2010, the trend stayed constant with 13.7% vehicles in the US placed OOS for brake adjustments compared to 10.3% in Canada.
Canada also reported a significant drop in the OOS rates for brakes in 2010 (4.4%) versus 2009 (6.5%).
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