AURORA, Ont. — The OPP and MTO today are kicking off a two-day Operation Corridor commercial vehicle inspection blitz.
The OPP points out over the past decade, more than 700 people have been killed on Ontario roads as a result of a collision with large transport trucks.
Last year there were 6,140 truck crashes in Ontario, including 69 fatalities. With these scary statistics disseminated, the OPP announced yesterday it would be launching Operation Corridor today.
“Over and above the increased risk of death and serious injuries, a collision on a major highway involving a large truck often results in a highway closure that can last for many hours. This has a significant impact on the movement of traffic and goods, making these types of collisions among the most disruptive and socially and economically costly,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner (Brad) Blair, Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support.
“Whether from Ontario, another province or south of the border, the OPP is counting on all commercial transport truck drivers who drive on Ontario highways to help keep them safe for all road users,” the OPP said in a release. “They can do so by ensuring the safe movement and condition of their vehicles every day and by making a commitment to being among the safest drivers on the road.”