Commercial vehicle enforcement blitz coming to Burnaby

Burnaby

2020-02-19 13:01 PST

In recent months Burnaby RCMP has seen a worrying trend of unsafe commercial vehicles travelling on Burnaby roads. In 2019, initiatives led by Constable Kevin Connolly with Burnaby RCMP’s Traffic Services saw 40% of commercial trucks inspected taken off the road due to safety concerns. This number is reflective of the commercial trucks inspected, not all commercial trucks on the road.

Inspections and enforcement activities on commercial vehicles in British Columbia have proven to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on B.C. roadways.

This week, starting tomorrow, February 25th until February 28th, Burnaby RCMP along with 14 other police and provincial agencies across the Lower Mainland will be conducting inspections on Burnaby roads. The purpose of this enforcement is to ensure that commercial vehicles passing through Burnaby and going to other cities are safe to do so.

Burnaby RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Mike Kalanj and Constable Kevin Connolly with Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services will be available to media tomorrow, February 25 at 10:00 am at a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement checkpoint in Burnaby. Interested media can contact Burnaby RCMP media relations at 604-646-9900 for further information on the location.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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