Annual Halton police truck blitz gets a little wobbly

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Published October 5, 2022 at 3:10 pm

Halton Regional Police said Day 1 of its annual truck blitz looked "a used car lot." HRPS PHOTO

The Halton Regional Police and Ministry of Transportation have been conducting their annual truck enforcement blitz this week and let’s just say things got a little wobbly on Day 2.

The blitz brought in one loaded gravel truck that upon a quick check of the tires quickly revealed things weren’t as sturdy as they should be.

In a video released Wednesday (Oct. 5) on Twitter by police, one of the truck’s tires wobbles back and forth as it’s being inspected.

“Tires on large trucks should never do this!,” said Halton police in the tweet.  “Inspections and mechanical fitness are a daily priority. Safe trucks = safer roads.”

And then there was Day 1.

In the first hour alone one truck driver was in custody for impaired driving while multiple trucks were already out of service.

One truck was sent to the scrap yard with a cracked frame.

“Nearing the end of Day 1 at the HRPS Truck Blitz and it looks like a used car lot,” tweeted Halton police.

Several mobile mechanics were on the site for the inspections which started Tuesday (Oct. 4).

Statistics from the annual truck blitz will be made available to the public once it wraps up.

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