As part of an ongoing commitment to commercial vehicle safety, DRPS partnered with several agencies yesterday to conduct a Commercial Motor Vehicle enforcement initiative in Pickering. As a result, 28 commercial vehicles were taken off the road for safety violations.
On Wednesday May 31, 2017 members of DRPS were joined by the Ministry of Transportation, Peel, York, OPP and Toronto Police Services along with Ministry of Finance for the day long inspection & enforcement initiative at the Pickering Flea Market lot in the area of Brock Road and Bayly Street.
The team inspected 70 vehicles and took 28 of those out of service for safety violations, including improper brakes and insecure loads. Officers laid 103 charges for various mechanical and document related infractions.
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector DRP Cst. Phill Steward says they are seeing an increase in infractions among vehicles under 4,500 kgs. "About 90 per cent of the vehicles we inspected under 4,500 kgs were taken out of service, compared to 30 per cent of the larger trucks inspected during this initiative," he says. "It's important that companies, owners and drivers know that safety procedures apply to the smaller vehicles as well."
DRPS would like to thank all of the agencies involved with conducting this safety initiative, and will continue these initiatives throughout the year to insure unsafe commercial vehicles are removed from our roads.
For more information on Commercial Vehicle Safety requirements visit the Ministry of Transportation website
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