AZDPS and USDOT Conduct Vehicle Inspection Event at Grand Canyon

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Edgar Gentle

Edgar Gentle serves as an attorney and partner at Gentle, Turner, Sexton & Harbison in Alabama, where he practices mass tort law. In his leisure time, Edgar Gentle enjoys visiting Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park recently teamed up with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) and the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to conduct a park-wide event in which all commercial traffic was inspected to ensure park safety and adherence to highway road standards.

Of the 208 vehicles inspected during the two-day event, 142 passed inspection and were awarded Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance stickers. Among the other vehicles, inspection officials found 237 violations. Among the violators, 12 vehicles were deemed so unsafe that they were actually taken off the road. Issues found among the most unsafe vehicles included inoperable brakes and a bus with a cracked frame.

Participants in the event included 17 Grand Canyon National Park employees, 50 AZDPS inspectors, and four representatives from the USDOT.