One in 3 vehicles taken off road in safety blitz

More than 340 charges were laid and more than 100 vehicles were taken off the road in a two-day commercial motor vehicle safety blitz in Vaughan.

A total of 363 vehicles were inspected during the May 1 and May 2 safety blitz, York Regional Police report. Of those, 112 were taken out of service because of a variety of mechanical defects and safety violations. A total of 343 charges were laid for violations under the Highway Traffic Act, including insecure loads, improper tires, improper braking systems and documentation offences.

York Regional Police teamed up with the Ontario Provincial Police, police services from Toronto, Peel Region, Waterloo, South Simcoe, Barrie, Halton Region, the Ministries of Transportation, Environment and Finance, and several other partners to conduct the safety blitz.

York Regional Police remind drivers and operators of commercial motor vehicles that they’re responsible for ensuring their vehicles, as well as their loads, are inspected and safe before hitting the road. Any defect that compromises the safe operation of a vehicle can result in it being removed from service and appropriate fines.

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