Toughest states for brakes, other vehicle violations, and where they overlap in jurisdictions with high violations-per-inspection rates
The 15 states where brakes enforcement is most prioritized
Violations written for defective brakes have been on the decline over the last four years when considered as a share of all violations written on inspection reports. The rise of air disc brakes might explain part of that, given less opportunity for component failure and generally less familiarity with disc systems among inspectors. Between 2017 and 2020, brake violations' share of all violations fell by more than a full percentage point to 17.1% nationally.