And how many cause fatal accidents?
Fall commercial vehicle inspection event takes more than 40 per cent of vehicles out of service by Edmonton Police Service, September 13, 2019
The EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail pulled 98 commercial vehicles off the road for failing to meet various safety compliance regulations during its recent three-day fall inspection event.
From September 10-12, 2019, Edmonton Police Service officers, along with municipal and provincial partners, inspected 232 commercial vehicles, 98, or 42 per cent of which were deemed to be “out of service” for various safety issues.
Of the remaining 134 vehicles checked, only 72 passed inspection, with another 62 vehicles requiring additional attention. In addition, 138 charges were laid under the Traffic Safety Act to non-commercial traffic passing through the area during the inspections.
“During this fall inspection event, tire concerns and unsecured loads were the most common safety issues we saw,” says Sgt. Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. “It’s critical that drivers do regular vehicle checks and maintenance, and ensure they’re aware of the proper procedures for securing loads.”
“Overall, the goal of this yearly enforcement operation is to ensure that commercial vehicles and the loads they carry are safe on Edmonton roads.”
MRU #: TR19R027
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