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Area OPP pull 22 vehicles off the road during 'Operation Corridor'

Of 39 vehicles checked, 22 were pulled off the road and 94 charges were issued
Operation Corridor
Photo provided by Ontario Provincial Police

MIDLAND - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) participated in a Province wide commercial vehicle initiative named Operation Corridor held in Midland on June 14, 2018.

Officers were also joined by members from the OPP Central Region Traffic Unit, and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) as they spent the day locating and directing commercial motor vehicles at random into a designated safety lane.

The vehicles were inspected for mechanical fitness by qualified commercial motor vehicle inspectors as was the vehicle registration, insurance and the drivers licensing and Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR) status.

The officers checked 39 commercial motor vehicles and 22 of those vehicles were taken out of service for mechanical reasons.

A total of 94 charges were issued under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act along with 17 warnings were issued to vehicle drivers and owners during this one day initiative in an effort to improve public safety on our roadways.

For more information on Commercial Motor Vehicle safety practices, please view the following link.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.