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Commercial vehicle enforcement operation results in 62 violations

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:04 PDT, Fri September 16, 2022

Richmond RCMP’s road safety unit recently conducted a joint commercial vehicle operation, which resulted in 62 violations being issued under the Motor Vehicle Act, Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, and Commercial Transport Act.

During the operation, which took place on Monday (Sept. 12), 33 commercial vehicles were inspected of which 29 were placed out of service. A commercial vehicle is placed out of service when the vehicle or load it is carrying needs to be fixed immediately.

This operation was part of the Lower Mainland Commercial Vehicle Enforcement initiative, in which multiple agencies join together to conduct enforcement in various jurisdictions including Richmond.

Being part of this initiative is extremely important to us as commercial vehicles can cross through multiple cities throughout the Lower Mainland in one day, says Cpl. Rob Park, non-commissioned officer in charge of Richmond RCMP road safety unit. These vehicles are often carrying large and heavy loads which if not properly secured pose a significant risk to the public.

The operation also included city bylaws staff, Delta Police, Burnaby RCMP, and City of Surrey Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit.

Richmond is a major hub for commercial vehicle traffic and ensuring the safety of all motorists remains a top priority for Richmond RCMP. As such, Richmond RCMP road safety unit will continue working with its partner agencies to ensure commercial vehicle operators are complying with the rules and regulations put in place to keep people and roadways safe.

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