Thursday, April 2, 2009

Operation Safe Delivery - Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Blitz

Media advisory,Thursday, April 2, 2009, 8 a.m.,
Woodbine Entertainment Complex, 555 Rexdale Boulevard,Operation Safe Delivery,23

DivisionBroadcast time: 05:00
Thursday, April 2, 2009
23 Division

On Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 8 a.m, at the Woodbine Entertainment Complex, 555 RexdaleBoulevard, northwest parking lot, 23 Division officers will conduct a heavy truck andcommercial vehicle enforcement blitz, entitled “Operation Safe Delivery,” that will end onFriday, April 3, 2009.

This enforcement initiative will be a joint venture involving the Ontario Provincial Police, PeelRegional Police, York Regional Police, and the Ontario Ministries of Transportation,Environment and Revenue.The primary goal is public safety, through the removal of unsafe and potentially dangerousvehicles from our highways.

Constable Tony Vella, Public Information, for Sergeant Jeff Alderdice, 23 Division

Results of "Operation Safe Delivery"
Toronto Police News Release

During the blitz, 116 vehicles were inspected by police; 71 had safety defects and 96 charges
were laid.

Commercial motor vehicle inspections are an integral part of highway safety. These vehicles
move large amounts of commercial and industrial items throughout our city and their
roadworthiness is of paramount importance.

When commercial motor vehicles, or their loads, cause or are involved in an event such as a
collision, the results are often a substantial loss of productivity and a severe interruption to the
free, safe and efficient flow of traffic.

The Toronto Police Service will continue with a wide variety of programs, designed to protect
public safety and promote the smooth, safe flow of traffic.

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