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N.B. officers working to enforce speed limits for commercial vehicles

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- Commercial vehicle enforcement officers working in mobile units have begun enforcing speed limits for commercial vehicles in New Brunswick.


FREDERICTON, N.B. — Commercial vehicle enforcement officers working in mobile units have begun enforcing speed limits for commercial vehicles in New Brunswick.

“Our officers are our eyes and ears on provincial highways, working with the trucking industry to keep the roads safe for all travellers,” said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors. “They are already enforcing weight restrictions on the highways. Giving them the tools to enforce speed limits is a logical next step.”

Officers with mobile units recently received training and certification to operate speed enforcement radar devices from the RCMP, and 17 patrol units are equipped with the devices.

The Department of Public Safety’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit has 58 officers who enforce provincial weight and dimension restrictions, speed limits, and conduct commercial vehicle safety inspections on provincial highways. The unit also conducts several annual truck traffic safety campaigns throughout the province in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies.


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