VPD hands out $25,000 in fines during commercial vehicle safety crackdown

Vancouver police say they’ve handed out thousands of dollars in fines amid a crackdown on unsafe commercial vehicles.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says it teamed up with the province’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch this week for a three-day enforcement drive.

The VPD said the majority of commercial vehicles are well maintained and operated safely, but that inspectors focused on trucks that were in a clear state of disrepair to pull over for further inspection.

Ninety-four per cent of vehicles they inspected were found to have violations, resulting in $25,000 worth of fines.

Just 16 of the 250 vehicles stopped were clear of any violations.

Police said mechanical deficiencies, load security, bald tires, brakes, windshields, suspension and steering components, were some of the key violations they found.

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