A recent three-day enforcement blitz focused on commercial motor vehicles has led to the Sioux Lookout OPP laying 14 charges.

Between February 25 and 27, staff with the Ministry of Transportation and officers with the Sioux Lookout OPP conducted 15 transport truck and commercial motor vehicle inspections in the Sioux Lookout and Pickle Lake areas.

The blitz led to 14 charges being laid, and one license plate was removed for unauthorized use. Police say that these charges are related to improper completion of pre-trip inspections, driver hours of work infractions, improper driver qualifications, improper equipment and vehicle registration and unsecured loads.

On February 27, a second enforcement blitz took place, resulting in a 75 per cent out of service rate, and five charges were laid. The enforcement blitz was a joint safety initiative between police, the MTO, and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.

Police add that if you observe a commercial motor vehicle with insecure loads or unsafe commercial motor vehicles on our roadways, you can report them to the OPP or MTO Enforcement Division so that a vehicle inspection can be completed. Approximately four million CMV inspections are conducted every year throughout North America.

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