Many vehicles fail Halton safety blitz
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