Thursday, June 22, 2017

Operation Corridor Flushes Out Aggressive, Unsafe Commercial Transport Truck Drivers

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Speeding and faulty equipment led the list of charges laid by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) during last week's 24-hour Operation Corridor commercial motor vehicle safety blitz (June 15-16, 2017).

During the campaign, officers stopped more than 700 commercial transport trucks throughout the province. Officers laid 127 speeding charges against commercial transport truck drivers, surpassing all other charge categories.

Equipment was the second highest category, with 113 such charges. An equipment charge is laid when a transport truck has defective or missing equipment, such as brake lights, braking systems or tires.

Other offences that resulted in significant charges were 78 seat belt charges, 57 follow too close charges, 40 distracted driving charges and 34 speed limiter charges.

A total of 41 commercial transport trucks were taken out of service during the campaign.

The OPP is reminding commercial truck drivers that safe driving, proper maintenance and adherence to inspection requirements at all times go a long way to making Ontario roads safe.