For Release: May 17, 2012
Originator: Sergeant Julie Craddock-Bijl, Oakville District Response Unit, 905-825-4747 x 2249
Contact: Sergeant Julie Craddock-Bijl, Oakville District Response Unit, 905-825-4747 x 2249
Location: Oakville, ON
Operation Tag & Tow
On Tuesday May 15th 2012 and Wednesday May 16th 2012, the Halton Regional Police Service in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of the Environment and the Region of Halton conducted a two day Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative.
The focus of the blitz was to identify vehicles that may not be properly maintained and could pose a danger on our roads.
In total 97 commercial vehicles were inspected resulting in:
• 186 provincial offence notices issued
• 52 vehicles removed from service
• 54% failure rate
Road safety is a shared responsibility. The Halton Regional Police Service remains actively committed to ensuring the safety of our community through a balanced approach of education and enforcement initiatives.