Niagara Police, OPP, MTO join forces, yank 11 commercial trucks off the road
Published July 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm
The Niagara Police, the Niagara detachment of the OPP and the Ministry of Transportation joined forces yesterday (July 14) to do unannounced spot checks of commercial vehicles on the QEW at Lincoln.
In fact, enough trucks got wind of the inspections that the joint police forces had to set up additional checks on Lincoln and West Lincoln roads to snag the ones who intentionally avoided the highway.
“Officers were positioned to intercept commercial motor vehicles believed to be intentionally by-passing the Truck Inspection Station, which were then stopped, inspected, and directed to the Vineland Truck Inspection Station for further and more in-depth mechanical review,” said Niagara Police.
However, if they did end up on town roads instead of the QEW, that gave police something else to look for. “Officers were focused on vehicles being operated within the community causing excessive noise due to defects or modifications.”
In the end, 17 tickets were issued, 11 trucks were pulled completely off the road and four licence plates were outright seized by the ministry.
— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) July 15, 2022