On Wednesday May 6th and Thursday May 7th 2015, the Halton Regional Police Service hosted a multi-jurisdictional commercial motor vehicle blitz in Oakville.
The focus was to target safety issues concerning commercial motor vehicles and enforce safety compliance for heavy trucks travelling in and through the Region of Halton.
Ninety-seven inspections were conducted over the two days. Forty-five vehicles were taken out of service for various safety issues and one hundred and fifty eight charges were laid by officers.
Drivers and operators of commercial vehicles are responsible for ensuring their vehicles and loads are inspected and safe before they are operated on any road.
Original Post: May 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM
On Wednesday May 6th 2015, the Halton Regional Police Service in partnership with Peel Regional Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of the Environment and the Region of Halton conducted a Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative.
The focus of the blitz was to identify vehicles that may not be properly maintained and could pose a danger on our roads.
In total 40 commercial vehicles were inspected resulting in:
• 70 provincial offence notices issued
• 15 vehicles removed from service
• 38% failure rate
Day two of Operation Tag and Tow will take place in Oakville on May 7th, 2015.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. The Halton Regional Police Service remains actively committed to ensuring the safety of our community through a balanced approach of education and enforcement initiatives.
For additional information about community concerns in Oakville, follow us on Twitter @HRPSOakville. Additionally, for the latest crime data, news releases and general information, visit the Service’s website www.haltonpolice.ca
Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative, Commercial Vehicles, Delivery Vans, Halton Regional Police, May 7 2015, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Transportation, Peel Regional Police, Tag & Tow, Town of Oakville, Trucks