More alarming truck safety blitz results

A police officer pulls over a commercial vehicle. (Photo by Kawartha Lakes Police from Twitter)

Nearly two-thirds of the commercial vehicles inspected in a safety enforcement blitz have been removed from the road by Sarnia police.

The Sarnia Police Service, CN Police, the MTO and OPP conducted a joint forces blitz in the city’s industrial area on Wednesday.

Of the 43 commercial vehicles inspected, 27 were taken out of service.

Police said infractions included insecure loads, loose wheel fasteners, inoperative brakes, leaking brake lines, no turn signals and brake lights, overweight on tires, insecure dangerous goods and overall unsafe road fitness.

Police issued an additional 43 warnings and charges, including nine moving violations, annual inspections, overweight vehicles, unsafe daily trip inspections, and other document-related issues.

Late last month, Lambton OPP and the transportation ministry conducted a commercial vehicle blitz in Grand Bend.

Last weekend, Lambton OPP and the MTO conducted a motor vehicle/trailer blitz in Point Edward that saw 15 of 21 inspected vehicles removed from the road.