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Inspectors target unsafe vehicles

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Brandon Police Service (BRANDON POLICE SERVCE)

In a joint crackdown on unsafe vehicles earlier this week, police and MPI inspected dozens of units and took many of them off the road.

Police officers and vehicle standards officers inspected the vehicles on July 23.

Some 14 vehicles were inspected — and they all failed, including one that had to be pulled from the road it was deemed so unsafe. In total, inspectors found 75 defects, with an average of more than five things found wrong on each vehicle.

As well, inspectors checked 21 trucks and six trailers, which didn't fare any better. Police say only four of the units passed, while nine failed and a whopping 14 had to be yanked from service.

Of those 14 that were in such poor shape that they couldn't be allowed to continue on the road, police say inspectors found eight with badly adjusted brakes, three with poorly secured loads, two with non-working signal lights and one with a hydraulic fluid leak.

A truck driver was also prevented from continuing, due to having the wrong class of license.

On July 23, 2014, BPS along with MPI vehicle standards and Motor Carriers, jointly conducted vehicle inspections. 14 vehicles were inspected, 1 vehicle failed in the out of service condition and 13 vehicles failed in the unsafe condition. In total, 75 defects which averaged 5.36 defects per defective vehicle.

All told, officers handed out 13 tickets, including one each for being overweight, having the wrong license, having an insecure load, failing to have an inspection decal, using a cell phone, not having a current safey and having an obscured license plate. Police also issued six tickets for failure to have the proer equipment.

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