The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is hosting a three-day joint forces operation targeting unsafe commercial vehicles.
The project got underway Aug. 11 and continues Aug. 12 and 13. LRPS, along with officers from Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Calgary Police Service, RCMP, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration and various county and municipal peace officers, are inspecting commercial vehicles for mechanical, equipment and other violations.
On Aug. 11 police inspected a total of 97 vehicles. Of those, 40 per cent were placed out of service. A total of 164 commercial vehicle violations, 85 traffic violations and 13 dangerous goods violations were observed and 27 vehicles required some form of maintenance before being allowed back on the road.
**Cst. Stewart Seefried, with the LRPS Traffic Response Unit, will be available for media interviews at 10 a.m. this morning at the inspection site along 43 Street South at Forestry Avenue. This will be the only opportunity for on-camera interviews.
Media are thanked in advance for not publicizing this location**