Cops’ safety blitz in Mississauga, Brampton gets unsafe trucks off the road

The commercial vehicle safety blitz, in which Peel cops trained to identify mechanical issues that could pose a threat are inspecting trucks, is part of a nationwide effort dubbed Canada Road Safety Wee

In a post to social media, Peel police Const. Akhil Mooken said officers were pulling trucks off the road on Friday and inspecting them at a Mississauga location before deciding if they were safe enough to continue their journey.

Peel police have a team of 12 to 14 Road Safety officers who are trained and certified to inspect trucks for safety issues, noted Mooken.

One such officer, Const. Bill Hall, said his team is looking for any issues with things such as steering, brakes and tires, particularly the bolts, “…because tires are always flying off.”