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Tow trucks pulled off the road for alleged safety violations

DURHAM-A two day inspection and enforcement initiative focusing on tow trucks in Durham Region found 70% of the trucks inspected had safety violations, according to police.

DRPS partnered with OPP over a two day campaign to conduct a tow-truck enforcement initiative in Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.

The inspections were done at the Iroquois Park Sports Arena in Whitby and the Miller Yard in Pickering. The team inspected 30 tow-trucks and took 21 of those out of service for safety violations.

Officers laid 59 charges for various infractions such as in-operative braking systems, load security and they removed two sets of license plates from tow-trucks.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector DRPS Cst. Phil Steward says they want to ensure that tow-trucks who operate within our region assisting motorists on our roadways, are doing so in a safe manner and want to ensure that they comply with the legislation and laws governing them.

&nbspphoto credit: TruckPR Kenworth – T880 40-inch Sleeper Tow Truck via photopin (license)

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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