Peel police check commercial vehicles; 36% fail inpsection

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More than eighty Commercial Motor Vehicles were inspected in the Peel Region in a big drive on July 26 and 29 Vehicles were found not meeting standards.

Representatives from Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police, Waterloo Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police joined Peel Regional Police. Along with Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors, inspectors from the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Transportation also attended and assisted with the initiative.

The failure rate during the inspection was pegged at 36%, which is considered unacceptbale.  Road safety continues to be a high priority for Peel Regional Police in an effort to keep roads and highways safe. As such, Peel Regional Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors have made presentations to fleet operators over the past year in an effort to keep their vehicles safe.

  • These failures resulted in some vehicles being towed while other vehicles had to have safety adjustments completed on scene to ensure safety compliance.
  • In total, 95 Highway Traffic Act infractions were laid.

Peel Regional Police remain committed to making our streets safer for everyone and therefore “our education initiative will continu”, a statement issued by the police said. – CINEWS

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