More than half of the commercial vehicles inspected during a safety blitz by the DRPS and the Ministry of Transportation were taken off the road.
Officers set up an inspection station in the parking lot of the Darlington Sports Centre in Hampton where they identified commercial vehicles and trailers worthy of an inspection.
“They concentrated attention on Taunton Road and the adjacent streets in Hampton and Mitchell’s Corner,” reads a media release from police.
“Despite the rain and poor weather conditions, seven commericial motor vehicle inspections were conducted and four vehicles were taken out of service.”
A total of 28 tickets were handed out for various infractions including securement, tire condition, trailer connection, speeding and suspended licenses.
Six people were cautioned for various infractions.
“There was also an education component to the initiative, as every driver and company representative present were educated on the violations found in their vehicles and given a commercial motor vehicle safety information pamphlet,” the release reads.
“DRPS would like to thank the agencies involved with conducting this safety initiative, and will continue these initiatives throughout the year to insure unsafe commercial vehicles are removed from our roads.”