After having received public complaints regarding increased commercial motor vehicle traffic in Lincoln and West Lincoln, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) partnered with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for a joint enforcement initiative on June 21st, 2022.
NRPS, OPP, and MTO officers were positioned to intercept commercial motor vehicles believed to be intentionally by-passing the Truck Inspection Station, which were then stopped, inspected, and directed to the Vineland Truck Inspection Station for further and more in-depth mechanical review.
In total, 58 commercial motor vehicles were stopped on rural roads and 29 were directed to the Vineland Truck Inspection Station. A total of 8 charges were laid, 6 warnings were issued, and 1 licence plate was seized.
The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety. 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]