Toronto, Ontario – Ontario will make sure large trucks and motor coaches meet the province’s safety standards during RoadCheck, an international safety inspection blitz, which takes place June 3, 4 and 5. It is the twentieth time Ontario has participated in RoadCheck, an annual event involving jurisdictions across Canada, the United States and Mexico.
During the three-day blitz, vehicles will be inspected for safety measures such as mechanical fitness, complete daily inspection reports and logs, driver qualifications and properly-secured loads. During last year’s blitz, officers inspected 2,862 trucks and buses and found that 81.9 per cent met or exceeded safety standard. The rest were pulled off the road immediately for repairs.
“More than 75 per cent of all freight shipped in Ontario moves by truck,” said Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn. “With so many trucks on the road, it is critically important that these vehicles are moving safely through our communities and on our highways.”