Police Work to Take Unsafe Commercial Vehicles Off the Road

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Have you encountered unsafe commercial vehicles on the road in Brampton and Mississauga?

If so, you might be interested to see hard numbers about how many less-than-stellar vehicles have been removed by police.

On July 26, police services across the GTA, including Peel Regional Police, Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police and the OPP, partnered with inspectors from the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Transportation to inspect commercial vehicles for safety issues.

The following are various statistics from the day-long inspection:

  • 70 Commercial Motor Vehicles were inspected.
  • 32 Vehicles did not meet standard which resulted in a 46% failure rate.
  • These failures resulted in some vehicles being towed while other vehicles had to have safety adjustments completed on scene to ensure safety compliance.
  • In total, 102 Highway Traffic Act infractions were laid.

One driver also received a three day licence suspension after registering a 'warn' on a roadside screening device.

Peel police said force's commercial motor vehicle inspectors have spent the past year making presentations to fleet operators to help ensure the vehicles are safe.

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