Not-at-faults shouldn’t be on CVORs

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Dear Editor,

The next time you request a CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator Record) abstract in Ontario, take a close look at it. If you have had an accident and were not charged, it still shows on your record.

If you took it to court to profess your innocence and were found not guilty – that’s right drivers, not guilty – it still shows on your record.

If someone rear-ends you, it goes on your record as being involved in an accident.

Why is this on our record if we are not responsible for an accident? Is this an example of the government’s never-ending battle against truck drivers.

We are treated like criminals. Where are our rights, or do we have any rights? Where are our rights for privacy? I could see them keeping a record if you’re found guilty of an accident or a logbook or safety infraction. But I don’t believe that they have the right to document charges when you’re found not guilty and lose no CVOR points.

Al Dee


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