402 vehicles inspected by police at commercial motor vehicle blitz in Milton

Published October 8, 2021 at 10:03 am

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) recently conducted a two-day commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement blitz in Milton and has put together the results.

The blitz was held at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Oct. 5-6 and its purpose was to ensure compliance with legislation relating to mechanical fitness, weights, load security, safety and licencing.

Officers were able to inspect a total of 402 commercial motor vehicles with the help of neighbouring police services and agencies.

A total of 126 vehicles were taken out of service, 253 total charges were laid, eight sets of license plates were seized and 135 mandatory alcohol screenings were conducted.

Back in 2020, 340 commercial motor vehicles were inspected, 96 commercial motor vehicles were taken out of service, 250 charges were laid and seven sets of license plates were seized by police.

Additionally, as a result of mandatory alcohol screenings at this year’s blitz, four licences were suspended.

“This was the 20th year the Halton Regional Police Service has hosted the Commercial Motor Vehicle Blitz, and with the help of our partner agencies it has become the largest of its kind in Ontario,” said Traffic Services Unit Sergeant, Will Clayton.

“Mechanical fitness, load security and weight compliance continue to be an issue we are seeing on our roadways. These trucks are complex machines that require a commitment to maintenance and due diligence in daily inspections by the operators. Credit to those in the industry that are making it a priority. Safe trucks, safe drivers and safe loads benefit everyone. Operators who choose to neglect their duties will be held accountable. The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to elevating safety for everyone on our roadways.”

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