The Abbotsford Police Department and partner agenices recently held a project to check on commerical vehicles for mechanical issues and other factors. (Thinkstock photo)

Semi-truck with 10 defective brakes among vehicles stopped during inspection

Enforcement project in Abbotsford checks hundreds of commercial vehicles

An 18-wheel commercial vehicle was found to have 10 defective brakes during a recent vehicle enforcement and inspection in Abbotsford.

The truck was among hundreds stopped near the Canada-U.S. border during Project Safe Drive, held over two evenings last month.

The project involved the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) in partnership with the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) unit, RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services and the New Westminster Police Department.

APD Sgt. Judy Bird said the project was designed to ensure that commercial vehicles are properly maintained and meet vehicle safety standards.

During the checks, log books and records were reviewed, driver’s licences were checked, and some vehicles had full mechanical exams.

Bird said 47 vehicles received “some kind of violation paperwork.”

CVSE regional manager Cole Delisle said the event was a “great example of partner agencies working together toward a common goal of making the roads safer.”

“We not only achieved that goal, but strengthened the relationships between our organizations,” he said.

Bird said the agencies are planning to do more such checks in the future, including one in the works for the west side of Abbotsford.

“There is no location that is off the table,” she said.

Bird said the APD will also be working with partner agencies in their jurisdictions.

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