Province releases commercial vehicle statistics

By Staff

Edmonton – After a month-long campaign targeting unsafe commercial vehicles, the province has released its figures. More than 3,695 commercial vehicles underwent safety inspections in June. Of that number nearly 200 were buses.

The province-wide inspections resulted in 1,414 charges being laid, including 642 out-of-service charges, effectively removing dangerous vehicles and drivers from the road. Vehicle operators given an out-of-service charge are not allowed to operate the vehicle until the designated repairs have been done.

While out-of-service charges dominated the infractions, the 120 law enforcement officers involved in the June campaign also issued 596 non-hazardous citations, including no or suspended insurance, Commercial vehicle inspection program and other document-related infractions.

Additionally, law enforcement issued 69 moving violation charges, five careless driving charges and 80 seat belt tickets.

The month-long initiative was one of 12 identified in the province’s Traffic Safety Plan Calendar, which outlines initiatives to help prevent motor vehicle collisions and injuries. July’s focus is on motorcycle safety.

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