Thursday, July 25, 2024

More Than 200 Charges Laid During Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections In Grey Bruce

The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a CMV blitz across the region last week.

On June 25, 2024, a CMV Inspection was conducted in Saugeen Shores in partnership with Saugeen Shores Police. There were 28 Inspections completed resulting in:

·16 vehicles placed out of service

·32 Charges laid

·22 Warnings

·4 sets of plates seized

On June 26, 2024, a CMV inspection was conducted in West Grey in partnership with West Grey Police Service. There were 32 CMV inspections resulting in:

·18 vehicles placed out of service

·58 charges

·17 warnings

·4 sets of plates seized

There were also six under 4500kg truck inspections resulting in:

·5 vehicles placed out of service

·2 charges          

·2 sets of plates seized

On June 27, 2024, a CMV blitz was conducted in Hanover in partnership with Hanover Police Service. There were 28 CMV Inspections resulting in:

·15 vehicles placed out of service

·31 charges laid

·12 warnings

·5 sets of plates seized

There were also 10 under 4500kg truck inspections resulting in:

·5 vehicles placed out of service

·26 charges laid

·4 sets of plates seized

On June 28, 2024, a CMV inspection was conducted in Owen Sound in partnership with Owen Sound Police Service. There were 21 CMV Inspections resulting in:

·11 vehicles placed out of service

·54 charges laid

·10 warnings

·3 sets of plates seized

There were also four under 4500kg truck inspections resulting in:

·1 vehicle placed out of service

·1 plate seized

In total for the 4 days there were 130 inspections including CMV’s and under 4500kg truck inspections resulting in:

·56 vehicles placed out of service which is 53% of the vehicles inspected

·174 charges

·61 warnings

·14 sets of plates seized

There were 25 Under 4500kg truck inspections completed resulting in:

·17 vehicles placed out of service which is 68% of the vehicles inspected

·31 Charges

·9  Sets of plates seized

The Grey Bruce OPP want to thank our municipal police partners along with the Ministry of Transportation and the OPP Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection members for all their hard work in making these events a success,” said the OPP.

Transport truck collisions carry unique risks. Due to the size and weight of these large vehicles, when they are involved in a collision – especially on a highway – the outcome can be catastrophic. CMVs can weigh more than 60,000 kg. (132,277 lbs). When combined with speeds ranging from 80 to 105 km/h, these vehicles generate significant momentum and energy, giving them the potential to cause extensive loss of life, injuries, and property damage. The OPP recognizes that there are many safe, responsible CMV drivers who contribute to safe roads in Ontario.

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