Commercial vehicle blitz results in 54 charges being laid by Greenstone OPP

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GREENSTONE, ONT. — Ontario Provincial Police’s commercial vehicle inspectors along with the ministry of transportation conducted a safety blitz this week which resulted in more than 50 charges being issued.

The blitz was conducted in the Greenstone and Terrace Bay area this week, according to a police news release.

Officers laid 54 charges in a 36-hour blitz which restyled in 17 commercial motor vehicles being taken out of service as a result of numerous safety-related defects.

The charges were for load security, improper braking systems, overweight, trip inspection reports, speeding and dangerous goods violations.

The goal of the blitz is to reduce the number of commercial motor vehicle-related collisions on OPP-patrolled roads and highways, the release said.

“The OPP wants to remind the public that we need all commercial motor vehicle and other motor vehicle drivers to make a firm commitment to safe driving as our collective efforts will go a long way to reducing the number of collisions on our roads,” OPP spokesperson Cst. Brian Frost said in a news release.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source