19 commercial vehicles taken out of service by traffic units

Photos: Abbotsford Police

ON February 2, Abbotsford Police and their law enforcement partners from the Burnaby, Coquitlam and Richmond RCMP traffic units, and the Delta, New Westminster and Vancouver police traffic units, along with the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Unit (CVSE) and the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) conducted commercial vehicle inspections along the Sumas Way bypass between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
During this time, 32 commercial vehicle inspections were randomly completed. Eighty-eight violations ranging from minor to major defects were observed. Nineteen commercial vehicles were taken out of service, with many of them being towed from the roadway. Furthermore, 32 violation tickets were issued, totalling approximately $7,000 in fines.

Additionally, 15 ride-hailing vehicles and taxis were inspected, resulting in four notice and orders being issued, two violation tickets being handed out, and one driver being arrested for driving while prohibited.
The most concerning inspection of the day was a dump truck operator who had five of his brakes significantly out of adjustment, while his front steering tire had the metal cords exposed through the rubber.
“Road safety continues to be a priority for the AbbyPD Traffic Enforcement Unit and patrol officers. Our officers continue to ensure that all vehicles travelling on Abbotsford roads are road-worthy and that drivers are licensed. Enforcement is underway targeting high collision locations and areas our citizens identified as a concern. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and with that comes much responsibility,” said Inspector Crystal Jack.