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      Fairfax County roadchecks find several unsafe trucks

      (Photo: Fairfax County Police)

      Police in Fairfax County are inspecting commercial trucks and buses as part of "Roadcheck 2011", a national safety enforcement effort.

      During Thursday's inspections,{}officers{}removed 22 trucks, out of the 61 they inspected, due to serious safety violations.

      A{}team of eight officers closely inspected brakes, licensures, lighting and steering components.

      In 2010, the Fairfax County unit put 139 trailers and 446 trucks out of service for a variety of violations. They discovered more than 4,700 violations last year, including those related to brakes, hazardous materials regulations, steering, lights, and overloaded vehicles.

      (Photo: Fairfax County Police Department)