Police say a driver has been charged after officers noticed multiple equipment and documentation issues during a local road safety initiative.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 8th at around 10:30 a.m. in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
According to police reports, Halton officers pulled over a decommissioned fire tanker truck used to haul water near the John William Boich Public School.
Upon inspecting the vehicle, officers noticed clamps and zip ties, an exhaust leak, and even holes in the floorboards, along with licensing, insurance, and documentation issues.
“A decommissioned former fire tanker truck, used to haul water, was stopped and found to have inoperative brakes and a brake line clamped off due to previously leaking,” states the press release.
“Holes in the floor of the truck cab were also located along with an exhaust leak, which could pose a serious safety risk to the driver.”
“Yesterday’s enforcement serves as a reminder that much work remains to be done to ensure commercial motor vehicle owners and drivers do their part to ensure their vehicles are safe,” Sergeant Ryan Snow said.
The driver is now facing charges, including operating a commercial truck without a commercial driver’s license, and various other document and insurance issues.
What wrong in this photo? A truck driver was stopped during Safe Start enforcement near a local school & officers noted a leaking brake line clamped. It’s been like that for awhile. This truck is now ‘unfit’ for road use & the driver was charged. Safe trucks = safe roads ^rs pic.twitter.com/nUgMU9Uq9w— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) September 9, 2020
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