A one-day commercial vehicle inspection blitz yesterday on Hwy 89 near
Cookstown took 20 vehicles off the road, including three permanently
which "were beyond repair."
The roadside inspections were conducted by the South Simcoe Police and
Ministry of Transportation, "following complaints from local residents
of potential safety violations."
In all, 41 commercial vehicles were inspected, and thirty-eight charges
laid for offences including insecure loads, improper tires, overweight
vehicles, improper braking systems as well as documentation violations.
"Any defect that compromises the safe operation of a vehicle can result
in it being taken out of service," according to the press release
announcing the results. "A commercial motor vehicle inspector has the
option to detain the vehicle until it has been repaired or removing the