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Surrey’s Vehicle Safety Initiative a Success

April 24, 2012

Surrey – Unsafe vehicles were removed from the road, stolen vehicles were recovered, and hundreds of safety violations were discovered during a joint truck check of vehicles in Surrey earlier this month.

 

 

 

 

 

The results include:

  • 51 vehicles underwent a Level 1 full mechanical check
  • 8 vehicles underwent a Level 2 minor check
  • 107 violation tickets issued totalling $22,351
  • 3 stolen vehicles were recovered
  • 1 prohibited driver was found
  • 13 by-law tickets issued totalling $2,460
  • 28 minor vehicle checks
  • 15 vehicles sent to mechanic for inspection within 30 days
  • 14 vehicles towed immediately and sent for mechanical inspection
  • 27 WorkSafeBC inspections, 55 violation orders, and 1 penalty

“I’m very pleased the City of Surrey, in collaboration with many of our community safety partners, were able to remove so many unsafe vehicles from our streets. The City will continue to conduct random safety checks in order to ensure that vehicles and drivers are operating in a safe and lawful manner,” says Mayor Dianne Watts.

Approximately 40 officers participated in the Surrey community safety initiative on April 4 and conducted a joint truck check of vehicles entering scrap metal yards to inspect for safety, as well as stolen metal and wire.

“I hope this initiative will serve as a reminder that truck operators need to ensure their vehicles are safe, or they will be removed from our streets,” says Councillor Barinder Rasode, Chair of the Community Safety Committee.

The City of Surrey’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit led the initiative in partnership with the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch, Surrey RCMP, Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit (RCMP), Deas Island Highway and Port Mann Highway patrol (RCMP), New Westminster Police, CN Police, Delta Police, and WorkSafeBC.

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Media Contact:

Tara Foslien
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor
604.375.4584