Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

by Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior.

The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight the fact that most commercial driver violations are related to driver behavior, with mechanical fitness a factor in less than 2% of collisions involving trucks.

“Targeted enforcement on issues such as speeding, distracted driving, hours-of-service and other areas known to cause collisions is a positive use of limited police resources,” said Stephen Laskowski, president and CEO of the OTA. “The majority of truck drivers are professionals who follow the law every day. Initiatives like Operation Corridor help focus attention to the drivers who need it, while leaving law-abiding drivers to conduct their daily business.”

Charges laid during Operation Corridor include:

  • Speeding: 226
  • Equipment issues: 176
  • Seatbelts: 107
  • Speed limiters: 38
  • Hours of Service: 31
  • Distracted driving: 28
  • Hazardous moving violations: 30
  • Following too close: 18

Laskowski said speed limiter and hours-of-service enforcement violations uncovered during blitzes such as Operation Corridor should prompt continued focus on certain carriers through facility audits.

MTO transport enforcement officer Chad King walks us through a pre-trip inspection.

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  • If only there was a reason not to have this problem.
    If working 40 hrs a week returned $100,000.00 per year then no laws would dare be broke for fear of lousing a awesome job.
    Make trucking great again…………… some one.

  • charges laid during Operation Corridor include:

    Speeding: 226
    Whoa 226 chargers of doing 105 ks in a 100 ks zone
    all I can say is speed limiters are not working.
    Try 100k limiters then there will be no speeding.

  • Ontario on highway 17 and 11 90 kmph do 99 kpm and no problem with OPP us cruise control watch scenery and of course trafic.