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Commercial Trucks Get Failing Safety Grade in Random Police Inspections

October 29, 2018 11:42 AM | News


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Winnipeg police say out of 12 commercial trucks they recently inspected, only two passed.

Police conducted several impromptu commercial vehicle inspections on October 25-26. Of those checked, three vehicles failed inspection, seven others failed and were taken out of service, and 17 tickets were issued for violations.

Police say some of the safety-related defects included brakes contaminated with oil, no headlamps, broken brake discs, broken windshields, defective drive shaft, defective seatbelts, tires with missing tread and other issues.

“Unsafe vehicles pose a risk to motorists and pedestrians. The Winnipeg Police Service Traffic Division reminds drivers it is their responsibility to ensure their vehicle operates safely,” police said in a release.

“Take time to check for regular maintenance, that equipment works and that loads are properly secured and compliant with regulations.”