On 26 August 2016, Belleville Police Service Traffic Services Unit conducted a Joint forces safety and compliance initiative referred to as Operation Safe Ride with their partner agencies, the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Environment.
The focus of this safety and compliance initiative was on modified vehicles to ensure road safety. Fifteen vehicles were inspected resulting in nine (9) vehicles being taken out of service. Six of the nine motor vehicles had the plates removed and were listed as unfit due to major safety defects. Eighteen Highway Traffic Act charges and three Environmental Protection Act Charges were laid.