OPER­A­TION COR­RI­DOR FLUSHES OUT AG­GRES­SIVE, UN­SAFE COM­MER­CIAL TRANS­PORT TRUCK DRIV­ERS

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Speed­ing and faulty equip­ment led the list of charges laid by the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice (OPP) dur­ing the 24-hour Oper­a­tion Cor­ri­dor com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cle safety blitz (June 15-16, 2017).

Dur­ing the cam­paign, of­fi­cers stopped more than 700 com­mer­cial trans­port trucks through­out the province. Of­fi­cers laid 127 speed­ing charges against com­mer­cial trans­port truck driv­ers, sur­pass­ing all other charge cat­e­gories.

Equip­ment was the se­cond high­est cat­e­gory, with 113 such charges. An equip­ment charge is laid when a trans­port truck has de­fec­tive or miss­ing equip­ment, such as brake lights, brak­ing sys­tems or tires.

Other of­fences that re­sulted in sig­nif­i­cant charges were 78 seat belt charges, 57 fol­low too close charges, 40 dis­tracted driv­ing charges and 34 speed lim­iter charges.

A to­tal of 41 com­mer­cial trans­port trucks were taken out of ser­vice dur­ing the cam­paign.

The OPP is re­mind­ing com­mer­cial truck driv­ers that safe driv­ing, proper main­te­nance and ad­her­ence to in­spec­tion re­quire­ments at all times go a long way to mak­ing On­tario roads safe.

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