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Ontario truck blitz to kick off tomorrow

AURORA, Ont. -- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ministry of Transportation and other agencies are combining to target commercial vehicles through Operation Corridor, beginning tomorrow morning.


AURORA, Ont. — The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ministry of Transportation and other agencies are combining to target commercial vehicles through Operation Corridor, beginning tomorrow morning.

The blitz kicks off at 6 a.m. tomorrow and will last 24 hours. Aggressive truckers will be targeted along with those running unsafe equipment.

“The majority of commercial drivers are conscientious professionals, but Operation Corridor continues to demonstrate that a number of commercial truck drivers drive aggressively and ignore important maintenance and mechanical problems,” says chief superintendent Bill Grodzinski, Commander of the Highway Safety Division. “Any collisions involving large commercial vehicles are potentially devastating by virtue of the size and weight of these vehicles, thus commercial drivers need to exercise a high degree of due diligence at all times.”

In a similar blitz last year, the OPP pulled over 1,769 commercial vehicles and laid 159 speeding charges as well as other charges related to unsafe vehicles and aggressive driving. This year, the police blitz will focus on speed and moving violations while the MTO and Ministry of the Environment will be looking for poorly maintained equipment.


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