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OPP Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Inspection Initiative Results in 47 Charges

26/05/17

(COLLINGWOOD AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON) - On May 16 2017, officers from various Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Government of Ontario departments participated in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspection initiative on area roads. 

Involved in this collaboration were OPP Traffic Units from Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP, Huronia West OPP, Bracebridge OPP, Barrie OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD) as well as members of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) and Ministry of Finance. 

The initiative resulted in 28 CMV inspections which saw officers issue 64 Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges and 3 charges for Transportation of Dangerous Goods. In total, 16 of those vehicles were removed from service for various mechanical deficiencies. 

In a continued effort, the Traffic Unit from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP assisted by the Barrie OPP HSD collaborated again, this time on May 23 2017 on area roads. The enforcement initiative resulted in 47 charges for various offences such as speeding, failing to move over, having no insurance, producing false evidence of insurance, CMV violations as well as suspended drivers. 

"These initiatives are a proactive approach to traffic safety directed at promoting good driving habits and also ensuring that motor vehicles on public roadways are mechanically safe and legally operated. We want all residents and visitors to our area to feel safe when driving on area roads and enjoy the great surroundings we have to offer" said OPP Inspector Mary Shannon, Detachment Commander of the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP.

Contact: PC Martin Hachey

             705-445-4321


http://www.opp.ca

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