Over 50% of recently inspected commercial vehicles in Edmonton are considered to pose a risk to others: Police – Edmonton
The Edmonton Police Department said a recent blitz of commercial vehicles in the city resulted in 52% of vehicles being declared “out of service”.
The designation meant that “the vehicle had a defect which posed an immediate risk to the safety of other road users,” police said in a press release on Friday.
“Comparing these statistics to those from the 2019 inspection, the out-of-service rate increased by 10%, with a similar number of inspections carried out,” police said.
Police said 30% of vehicles passed their inspection and 18% of vehicles required non-urgent attention.
EPS considers a commercial vehicle to be a commercially registered vehicle used for the transport of goods and services.
Vehicle inspections were conducted between Tuesday and Thursday and saw 216 commercial vehicles examined at three sites across Edmonton.
According to police, the “most dangerous vehicle” encountered by members was a semi-truck towing heavy trailers whose cargo was not properly secured and which had mechanical problems with its brakes and attachment points. trailer. Along with 27 other vehicles, the truck was towed due to its “unsafe condition”.
âThe majority of our inspections this year have focused on commercial vehicles traveling in and around the city of Edmonton,â said Sgt. Dave Beattie, with the EPS Utility Vehicle Investigation Unit. âIt’s important to note that despite the only very dangerous semi-truck we found, most of the long-haul road trucks we see are in good condition.
“So while the results are not indicative of the transportation industry as a whole, it shows that there is work to be done in some areas.”
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In total, the EPS said inspections resulted in the discovery of 601 violations, resulting in the issuance of 174 tickets for a total of $ 56,376. Police also said two charges had been laid for driving suspension.
For more information on Commercial Vehicle Inspections in Edmonton, click here.
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