Improving road safety through commercial vehicle enforcement
2021-12-16 09:30 PST
So far this year, the Burnaby RCMP, along with 10 partner agencies have conducted 42 planned commercial vehicle enforcement operations across the Lower Mainland in an effort to improve safety across the region.
Road safety is a Lower Mainland priority, which is why these agencies have collaborated to tackle commercial vehicle enforcement with a regional approach. The partner agencies focus on ensuring inspected vehicles are safe to be on the roadway, educating drivers, and enforcing safety violations.
With a couple weeks left in the year, we can share the following statistics with you:
- Planned Enforcement operations: 42
- Truck Inspections: 1980
- Trucks Placed Out of Service: 1087 (55%)
- Number of Violations: 3694
- Defects Found: 2,490
"This is an alarming number of trucks taken off the road." Said Corporal Mike Kalanj of the Burnaby RCMP. "This is why we will continue to collaborate with our partner agencies to keep our roadways safe."
These enforcement operations have also led to other Motor Vehicle Act violations:
- 1-90 day IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition)
- 2-24 hour driving prohibition
- 2 Excessive speed
- 1 Prohibited driver
- 1 Indefinite driving prohibition
- 1 Weapon Seizure
- 1 Stolen Val Tag (insurance sticker)
- 1 Driver charged under the immigration act as an overstay by Canada Border Services Agency
The Burnaby RCMP would like to take this opportunity to recognize the 10 other agencies that make up this team:
- Vancouver Police Commercial Vehicle Unit
- Delta Police Commercial Vehicle Unit
- New Westminster Police Commercial Vehicle Unit
- Port Moody Police
- Coquitlam RCMP
- Abbotsford Police
- Metro Vancouver Transit Police
- City of Surrey Bylaws
- City of Coquitlam Bylaws
- Passenger Transportation Branch
This integrated team has done an amazing job throughout the Lower Mainland. Kalanj said.
Expect to see more of these enforcement operations throughout 2022 and beyond.
Cpl. Michael KalanjMedia Relations Officer
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
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