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Blitz in Bradford West Gwillimbury takes 11 vehicles off road

Main issues included insecure loads, improper brakes and tires
The South Simcoe Police Service and the Ministry of Transportation conducted a commercial motor vehicle blitz June 16 in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

A one-day commercial motor vehicle inspection blitz in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury resulted in 61 per cent placed out of service, one of our highest ratings.

On Thursday, June 16, South Simcoe Police Service officers were joined by commercial motor vehicle inspectors from the Ministry of Transportation to conduct safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

As a result of the campaign, the following results were obtained:

  • 19 commercial motor vehicle inspections
  • 11 vehicles placed out of service
  • 35 provincial offences notices issued (Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Dangerous Goods Transportation Act)
  • 15 cautions
  • One set of licence plates seized

The statistics result in a 61 per cent out-of-service rate. The primary issues found were insecure loads, improper brakes and tires. These types of equipment are items that are easily checked to ensure compliance and safety. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and it includes equipment as well as rules of the road. Do your part and take those few extra minutes.