Joint Commercial Enforcement Initiative – “Operation Nuts and Bolts”

On August 16th, 2022, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Town of Lincoln partnered for a joint enforcement initiative dubbed “Operation Nuts and Bolts.”

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 200 vehicles (passenger and commercial) were directed into the Vineland Inspection Station.  40 vehicles were comprehensively inspected, resulting in 26 vehicles being removed from the highway after significant safety concerns were identified.   Officers issued 22 Provincial Offence Notices (tickets), seized 10 sets of licence plates, and conducted two Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) on drivers displaying signs of impairment.

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]