An impromptu inspection of 12 commercial vehicles produced abysmal results with three vehicles failing inspection, seven vehicles failing inspection and were taken out of service, and 17 tickets were issued for violations.
Some of the safety-related defects found included:
Brakes contaminated with oil
Driver's door not closing
Loose brake calipers
Tires contacting steering components
Broken brake discs
Defective drive shaft
Tires with sidewall cuts /no tread/tread missing
Windshield wiper defects
Air Brake defects
Unsafe vehicles pose a risk to motorists and pedestrians. The Winnipeg Police Service Traffic Division reminds drivers it is their responsibility to ensure their vehicle operates safely. Take time to check for regular maintenance, that equipment works and that loads are properly secured and compliant with regulations.