Multi-jurisdictional commercial vehicle initiative

Ridge Meadows

2023-04-04 14:21 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-5819

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Maple Ridge B.C. – A joint force operation (JFO) with the goal of ensuring commercial vehicles are safe to operate on our roadways.

police inspecting vehicles police officer and cube truck police officers and multiple vehicles police officer inspecting tires on vehicle police officer and large semi truck police officer and truck with flat bed

On March 30, 2023, Ridge Meadows RCMP Road Safety Target Team (RSTT) joined forces with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement with multi-jurisdictional policing and commercial vehicle experts in the 25600 block of Lougheed Highway to complete commercial truck inspections.

This is the first time that a project of this scope has occurred in Maple Ridge.

After a full day of commercial vehicle checks, over 65 in total, there were 95 violations identified with 30 violation tickets being issued. Police also identified 40 vehicles that were immediately put out of service after critical violations were identified. These violations require immediate correction or to be fixed. Some examples of these types of violations were load securements, over weight vehicles on axles or tire defects.

Police also enforced the roads other traffic infractions including speeding offences ticketing a driver that was driving 117km in an 80km zone. Police issued 24 violation tickets for a variety of other offences.

You can expect to see more projects like this in the future.
 

Diffusé par :

Cap. Julie Klaussner
Agente des relations avec les médias
GRC de Ridge Meadows
11990, place Haney, Maple Ridge (C.-B.) V2X 9B8
Bureau : 604-467-7647

Courriel : julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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