Canadian police issued two dozen citations to a truck driver who was pulled over multiple times within a twenty-four hour period.
According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), three traffic stops involving a 45 year old truck driver from Brampton all occurred between 10 a.m. on January 28 and 8 a.m. on January 29 along the Highway 11 corridor.
The first traffic stop occurred around 10:45 a.m. on January 28 following complaints of a semi truck swerving on the road. OPP caught up with the truck on Highway 11 near Ramore and issued the driver four citations.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on January 29, OPP conducted a traffic stop on the same truck and driver on Highway 11 near Val Cote and issued another four citations.
Around 7:40 a.m. on January 29, the truck driver was pulled over for a third time on Highway 11 near Smooth Rock Falls following a complaint from another driver.
In total, the truck driver was issued the following citations:
- Careless driving (three counts)
- Driver failing to surrender licence (three counts)
- Failing to surrender inspection schedule (two counts)
- Failing to enter defect in daily inspection report (two counts)
- Improperly driving a commercial motor vehicle with a minor defect in it
- Unnecessary slow driving (two counts)
- Failing to maintain daily log (two counts)
- Failing to take 10 hours off in a day
- Exceeding 13 hours driving time without eight hours off
- Driving after 14 hours on duty without eight hours off
- Driving after 16 hours since last break without eight hours off
- Failing to surrender daily log
- Driver in possession of more that one daily log
- Failing to keep record of duty status
- Failing to manually input information into ELD
- Entering inaccurate information in record
The truck was towed and impounded in Cochrane.
Following further investigation, OPP issued multiple charges to the trucking company owner in Edmonton, Alberta, including:
- Fail to surrender the inspection schedule
- Two counts of failure to enter defects in the daily inspection report
- Improperly driving a commercial motor vehicle with a minor defect in it or in a drawn vehicle
- Request, require, or allow driver not to comply with section 18
“The OPP encourages drivers to operate within their allotted hours,” police said. “Driving while fatigued affects your judgment, perception, and reaction time.”
A 45yo driver from Brampton was charged with 24 offences from three stops within a 24-hr period. #JamesBayOPP and #SouthPorcOPP made three traffic stops along the #Hwy11 corridor between 10am-Jan28 and 8am-Jan29. Driver’s charges include careless driving, and over hours. ^kb pic.twitter.com/shI82hRTex
— OPP North East Region (@OPP_NER) January 29, 2023