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40% of Commercial Vehicles deemed OUT OF SERVICE at recent Inspection event

EPS YEgdesi

The EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail pulled 66 commercial vehicles off the road for failing to meet various safety compliance regulations during its recent three-day spring inspection event.

Edmonton Police Service officers, along with its municipal and provincial partners, inspected 156 commercial vehicles from May 28-30, 2019, 66 of which were deemed to be “out of service” for various safety issues.

Of the remaining 90 vehicles checked, only 52 passed inspection, with another 38 vehicles requiring additional attention. In total, 54 tickets were issued over the three-day operation. 

One driver was also found to be driving while suspended and had two outstanding provincial warrants.

“Every year our inspectors come across a variety of violations,” says Sgt. Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. “This year, tire concerns and issues with trailer breakaway attachments were the most prominent.”

“Overall, the goal of this yearly enforcement operation remains to ensure that commercial vehicles and the loads they carry are safe on Edmonton roads.”