Halton Regional Police, in partnership with other police and law enforcement agencies will be conducting a two-day commercial motor vehicle inspection & enforcement blitz on October 7th & 8th 2014. The inspection site will be located at the Mohawk Racetrack on Guelph Line in the Town of Milton.
This annual initiative is an integral part of Halton’s traffic enforcement strategy. Any vehicles found to be unsafe will be taken off the road. Cargo and the corresponding administrative paperwork required to be carried by the drivers will also be inspected. Light commercial vehicles such as small panel trucks, cube vans and pick-up trucks with trailers will also be subject to this inspection.
Last year a total of 403 trucks were inspected over a two-day period. Out of those inspected commercial motor vehicles 157 were taken out of service; a 39 percent failure rate. A total of 249 charges were laid under provincial legislation at last year’s blitz plus one criminal drug arrest.
Traffic issues are seriously addressed in Halton Region. Enforcement campaigns such as this are essential to ensuring our roads and highways are safe for all users. We hope to send a message out to the thousands of commercial motor vehicle operators who travel on our roadways or through our region each day that compliance to rules and regulations is non-negotiable and community safety will not be compromised.
Special Note: Opening remarks by a senior commanding officer of the police service will take place at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 7th. The media are invited to attend and observe those remarks; made to the inspecting officers before they embark on the blitz.