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16 vehicles checked for safety during recent blitz

The Chatham-Kent Police Service traffic unit hosted a joint forces operation in which the CKPS and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) took part in a commercial vehicle inspection blitz earlier this week in Chatham.

A total of 16 inspections were done on a variety of commercial motor vehicles. Of these 16 inspections, 10 vehicles were taken out of service for inspection related faults. The most prevalent fault cited was for brake related problems, found in five vehicles. This could encompass being out of adjustment, leaking air lines, or even missing parts. One was for a tire related fault and one for load security issues. None of the vehicles were impounded, but all had to be repaired at the site or towed and repaired before being able to take the road again.

Other charges that were written involved load security, annual vehicle inspections, pre-trip inspections, and one for a suspended driver.

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