Peace officers promote commercial vehicle safety

June 15, 2015 – Law enforcement agencies from around the region participated in a two-day commercial vehicle safety operation in Leduc County, aimed at ensuring compliance while promoting commercial vehicle safety.

The operation commenced June 11 and resulted in a total of 80 inspections being completed. Inspectors looked for infractions of major vehicle components such as brakes, suspension, tires and secured cargo. Driver paperwork and permits were also evaluated.

More than half of the vehicles inspected, at 45, received out-of-service results, which means inspectors found serious failures of safety and driver fitness requirements. An additional 12 vehicles were designated as requiring attention and the remaining 23 vehicles passed the inspection. A total of 84 violation tickets were issued, with 344 defects noted.

“There is a high volume of commercial vehicle traffic traveling through Leduc County as we are located at the crossroads of major rail, roadway and air transportation routes,” says Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services. “As such, it is paramount that we ensure compliance and promote commercial vehicle safety on our roadways for the benefit of all motorists.”

The operation supported the Alberta Transportation Safety Board’s June focus on commercial/passenger safety. Peace officers from Leduc County, the City of Edmonton, the City of Leduc, Strathcona County, Clearwater County and Red Deer County, as well as law enforcement representatives from the Edmonton Police Service, participated.

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