OPP blitz targeting commercial motor vehicles on Hwy 35

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Commercial vehicle safety checks on highway 35.

An OPP and MTO joint media release

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES, ON.) – On Thursday the 18th of August, 2011 the Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Environment participated in a joint safety enforcement initiative targeting Commercial Motor Vehicles.  The one-day initiative took place on Highway #35 located at theDurham –City of Kawartha Lakes Boundary Road.

 Enforcement Officers with the MTO, along with members from the OPP Central Region Traffic Unit and City of Kawartha Lakes OPP inspected a total of 31 commercial motor vehicles. As a result of the inspections 13 vehicles were placed out of service, three resulting in plate removals due to mechanical defects.

Officers laid a total of 30 charges as a result of the initiative.