Peace officers promote commercial vehicle safety

June 6, 2014 – Law enforcement agencies from around the region participated in a three-day commercial vehicle safety operation in Leduc County, aimed at ensuring compliance while promoting commercial vehicle safety.

The operation commenced June 3 and resulted in a total of 121 inspections being completed. Inspectors look for infractions of major vehicle components such as brakes, suspensions, tires and secured cargo. Driver paperwork and permits are also evaluated.

More than half of the vehicles inspected, at 62, received out-of-service results, which involve serious failures of safety and driver fitness requirements. An additional 25 vehicles were designated as requiring attention and the remaining 34 vehicles passed the inspection. A total of 63 violation tickets were issued, with 318 warnings and defects noted

“Leduc County Enforcement Services remains focussed on improving safety on area roadways and will continue to monitor and evaluate commercial vehicle safety in the region through our daily operations,” says Joel McDonald, peace officer. “We hope motorists will learn from the experience and adopt safe measures into their daily practices.”

The operation supported the Alberta Transportation Safety Board’s June focus on commercial/passenger safety. Peace officers from Leduc County as well as law enforcement representatives from Strathcona County, Wetaskiwin County, the City of Edmonton, the Town of Devon, the City of Leduc and Clearwater County are participating.

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