Traffic Education and Enforcement- Commercial Motor Vehicles
On Thursday the 19th of November 2015, the Belleville Police Service in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation, and Ministry of the Environment conducted a commercial vehicle traffic education and enforcement operation within the City of Belleville. The areas focused upon were the City of Belleville proper, and Thurlow.
The Belleville Police Traffic Services Unit along with members from the Belleville Police general patrol platoons issued numerous enforcement fines to commercial motor vehicles that were in violation of disobeying no-truck route signs, and other offences under the Highway Traffic Act. In addition to enforcement, Officers from all agencies took the time to educate many operators and drivers throughout the day which is an integral portion of our duties and responsibilities for traffic safety.
Throughout the day, Commercial motor vehicle safety alliance (CVSA) Inspectors from the Ministry of Transportation, and Inspectors from the Ministry of the Environment conducted inspections of 17 commercial motor vehicles and issued charges for improper load security, brake adjustments, seat belts, and maintenance issues. Five commercial motor vehicles were removed from the road and taken out of service as a result of the inspections.
This type of education and enforcement operation will continue to be part of our Traffic Services operational template in moving forward. Traffic safety is everyone’s responsibility.
With winter inclement weather just around the corner, please ensure that you plan for extra time in travelling to and from your destinations. A recommended inspection of your tires, braking systems, and vehicle emergency kits are always a good idea before the change in season takes effect.