Many ve­hi­cles fail Hal­ton safety blitz

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - OAKVILLE BEAVER

OAKVILLE — Al­most half of com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cles in­spected by Hal­ton po­lice failed its lat­est safety blitz.

Ac­cord­ing to sta­tis­tics re­leased by the ser­vice, 47 per cent of 80 ve­hi­cles in­spected May 9 and May 12 failed the safety blitz.

Is­sues cited by po­lice for the fail­ures dealt with brakes, tires and oth­ers, re­sult­ing in 165 pro­vin­cial of­fence no­tices given out, seven sets of li­cence plates seized and 16 by­law in­frac­tions dur­ing the two-day ini­tia­tive.

The cam­paign was co-or­di­nated and ex­e­cuted in part­ner­ship with Peel and Water­loo Re­gional po­lice ser­vices, On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice and Town of Oakville.

The goal was to en­sure com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cles in op­er­a­tion on Oakville roads were me­chan­i­cally-sound and com­plied with pro­vin­cial re­quire­ments, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“We rec­og­nize there are many trucks on area roads and that some will op­er­ate for a con­sid­er­able amount of time with­out ever hav­ing an in­de­pen­dent in­spec­tion done,” said Sgt. Gus Bistas, of the Oakville dis­trict re­sponse unit, in a me­dia re­lease.

“The re­sults of this blitz re­mind us that our work in the realm of com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cle safety is on­go­ing and that we must re­main vig­i­lant in our ed­u­ca­tion and en­force­ment ef­forts.”

The Oakville blitz and oth­ers are part of Hal­ton po­lice’s broader com­mu­nity-fo­cused polic­ing ef­forts.

(Many trucks) op­er­ate for a con­sid­er­able amount of time with­out ever hav­ing an in­de­pen­dent in­spec­tion done. SGT. GUS BISTAS

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