Durham Police conduct Provincial Tow-Truck Enforcement initiative

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As part of an ongoing commitment to commercial vehicle safety, DRPS partnered with OPP over a two-day campaign to conduct a tow-truck enforcement initiative in Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. As a result, 30 tow-trucks were inspected.

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, members of DRPS were joined by the OPP for a two day long inspection & enforcement initiative focusing on tow-truck safety 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 inoperative 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.

DRPS would like to thank the OPP Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector and uniformed officers that assisted in this initiative. DRPS would also like to thank Iroquois Park Sports Arena and the Miller Group for allowing us to use their facilities to conduct this enforcement initiative.