Cobourg Police Service hosted the initiative, which included a Joint Forces Enforcement Team on Nov. 30, Cobourg Police said. The team included enforcement officers from the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Revenue, Northumberland OPP traffic unit and Cobourg Police.
JFET officers conducted 18 traffic stops for moving violations, targeting commercial motor vehicles and taxis in the Town of Cobourg.
- four commercial motor vehicles were removed, as out of service
- one taxi was removed as out of service and towed
- 13 Provincial Offences charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act; the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act; the Environmental Protection Act; and Town of Cobourg taxi bylaw.
Charges laid included failing to surrender insurance card; licence plate improperly displayed; unnecessary noise; driver failing to surrender licence; failing to surrender permit; failing to display photo identification for passengers; and operating a taxi business without an authorized licence.
The traffic safety initiative was Cobourg Police Service’s monthly Selective Traffic Enforcement Project for November.
Source: Northumberland News