Commercial vehicle inspections in Chatham yield poor results
A transport truck on the road in Windsor, Ont.,on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)
More than half the commercial vehicles inspected by Chatham-Kent Police during a safety blitz did not pass safety standards.
The traffic management unit along with the Ministry of Transportation and Ontario Provincial Police conducted a road safety initiative in the city of Chatham on Monday.
Out of 37 commercial vehicles inspected, 19 were placed out-of-service for various defects or violations, such as insecure loads or defective brakes.
Police say a total of 31 charges were laid for various offences under the Highway Traffic Act.