In Oakville 47 Percent of 80 Commercial Vehicles pulled over FAILED!

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In Oakville 47 Percent of 80 Commercial Vehicles pulled over FAILED!
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The Halton Regional Police Service’s (HRPS) Oakville District Response Unit today announced results of its recent commercial motor vehicle safety blitz. The campaign, which took place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and Friday, May 12, 2017, was coordinated and executed in partnership with Peel and Waterloo Regional Police Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, and Town of Oakville By-Law. Its aim was to ensure that commercial motor vehicles in operation on Oakville roads were mechanically sound and complied with provincial requirements.

Over the course of the two day initiative, 80 vehicles were pulled over and inspected. Of these, 47 per cent failed due to issues with brakes, tires and other assorted problems. A total of 165 Provincial Offence Notices were issued, seven sets of plates seized and 16 by-law infractions cited.

“We recognize there are many trucks on area roads and that some will operate for a considerable amount of time without ever having an independent inspection done,” said Sergeant Gus Bistas of the Oakville District Response Unit. “The results of this blitz remind us that our work in the realm of commercial motor vehicle safety is ongoing and that we must remain vigilant in our education and enforcement efforts.”

This blitz and others are part of HRPS’ broader Community First policing philosophy that focuses on incorporating the four pillars of (community) safety and well-being into service priorities: Emergency Response, Risk Intervention, Prevention, and Social Development. More information can be found at www.haltonpolice.ca under Community or by following @HaltonPolice on Twitter or Facebook.

Anyone with information pertaining to vehicle safety is asked to contact police at 905-825-4777 or Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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