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Police blitz takes six commercial vehicles off the road

Operation Safe Trucking saw 31 commercial vehicles checked and 33 charges laid in one day
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The Traffic Unit from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently conducted numerous inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) during a safety initiative on area roads.

On Aug. 14, 2018 the Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP Traffic Unit with the assistance of Central Region OPP Traffic Unit, Ministry of Transportation Enforcement Officers, members of the Ministry of Trades and Colleges and the Ministry of Finance inspected 31 CMVs.

Of those inspected, six were taken out of service for various safety related concerns found on the CMV. As well, 33 charges were laid for offences related to documentation, equipment, transport of dangerous goods, annual inspection, improper licence as well as transporting a load that is over the weight limit of the vehicle.

Operation Safe Trucking is the latest initiative to support the OPP CMV Collision Mitigation Strategy, the goal of which is to reduce the number of CMV collisions on OPP-patrolled roads.

The OPP acknowledges and commends the many safe CMV drivers who contribute to safe Ontario roads.