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Vehicle Load And Safety Inspections In Owen Sound This Weekend

Officers with the Owen Sound Police Service will be stepping up a vehicle-load and safety enforcement this weekend.

With dry and sunny weather forecast for Saturday — and because it’s Earth Day — many people will be cleaning their yards, sheds and garages.

If you are taking any refuse or junk to the recycling centre in Owen Sound, police remind you that your load must be secured safely in your vehicle or in a trailer.  Your trailer must have one operating red light to the rear and it must have a provincial trailer plate.

The enforcement includes unsafe loads, over-weight loads, failing to mark long loads and unsafe vehicles.

Earlier this week, officers from the Ministry of Transportation and the Owen Sound Police Service joined forces for a one day campaign focusing on over-weight vehicles, unsafe loads, equipment violations and vehicle fitness inspections.

Twelve charges were laid and two vehicles were taken off of the road and towed due to major safety and equipment infractions.

One vehicle was found to be almost 2,722 kg, or 6,000 lbs over the legal allowable weight for the vehicle.