Inspect trucks more often

March 31, 2013

The results of the recent Maryland State Police dragnet indicate that there is an ongoing and potentially dangerous problem with many trucks driving in and through Maryland ("State police safety dragnet takes 114 trucks off road," March 28). Yet it has been six years since the police performed this type of dragnet in Baltimore. It seems obvious that the 114 safety defects discovered should cause the police to make a policy to perform these inspections much more often in Baltimore as well as the rest of the state.

I have no doubt that there have been deaths caused by truckers which could have been avoided by more frequent inspections. If the inspections do not increase, there will be more deaths.

Kurt G. Wenzing Jr., Westminster

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