From September 10-12, 2019, Edmonton Police Service officers, along with municipal and provincial partners, inspected 232 commercial vehicles, 98, or 42 per cent of which were deemed to be “out of service” for various safety issues.
Of the remaining 134 vehicles checked, only 72 passed inspection, with another 62 vehicles requiring additional attention. In addition, 138 charges were laid under the Traffic Safety Act to non-commercial traffic passing through the area during the inspections.
“During this fall inspection event, tire concerns and unsecured loads were the most common safety issues we saw,” says Sgt. Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. “It’s critical that drivers do regular vehicle checks and maintenance, and ensure they’re aware of the proper procedures for securing loads.”
“Overall, the goal of this yearly enforcement operation is to ensure that commercial vehicles and the loads they carry are safe on Edmonton roads.”
For tips on securing cargo, visit Alberta Transportation.
For more information on commercial vehicle inspections and the EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail visit https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/trafficvehicles/trafficsafety/commercialvehicles