September 2023 Bypass Commercial Enforcement Initiative – Vineland and Surrounding Area

On September 12th, 2023, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Town of Lincoln partnered for a joint enforcement initiative focusing on commercial motor vehicle enforcement.

In response to community concern involving increased commercial motor vehicle traffic in Lincoln and West Lincoln, the focus of this initiative was to identify commercial vehicles intentionally bypassing the Vineland Inspection Station and to conduct in-depth vehicular inspections to ensure compliance with road safety standards, as legislated by the Province of Ontario.

In total, over 150 vehicles (passenger and commercial) were directed into the Vineland Inspection Station.  68 vehicles were comprehensively inspected, resulting in 22 vehicles being removed from the highway after significant safety concerns were identified.  Three sets of licence plates were seized, and 52 Provincial Offence Notices (tickets) were issued for various offences including: drive motor vehicle no licence, insecure load, defective push rods, inaccurate inspection logs, and excessive exhaust smoke.

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to achieving its identified goal of enhancing road safety, as outlined in the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.  Members of the public wishing to report traffic complaints are encouraged to contact our Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) by telephone at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1025555 or by email at [email protected]