News

Police nab unsafe vehicles

The New Westminster police's traffic section took 20 vehicles out of service, towed 12 away and issued $2,400 in provincial fines and $400 in municipal fines during a commercial vehicle inspection last Wednesday.

The NWPD with the help of several partner law enforcement agencies set up along Royal Avenue across from City Hall for six hours and pulled over 54 trucks for inspection.

It was the second monthly inspection carried out by the department in 2014. In the January inspection, 81 vehicles were inspected and 38 taken out of service with $7,700 in provincial and municipal fines issued.

In 2013, the NWPD reports it inspected 729 vehicles with 244 taken out of service and more than $72,000 in fines.

New West police said the department is also planning to hire two dedicated commercial vehicle inspectors for the city.

"The NWPD are very aware that traffic management is a challenge for New Westminster," said Chief Const. Dave Jones in a press releasee. "This initiative will enhance our ability to work on commercial vehicle safety and allow more focus on other traffic issues such as distracted, aggressive and impaired driving, as well as high crash intersection enforcement, all of which are key components to overall traffic safety."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Council seeks ways to fund sprinkler installation
 
Shooting on 12th Street
 
Police look for suspects
Banners honour Pitt Meadows vets
 
Tipped truck at Teapot
 
Election 21014: Harrison candidates split on parking problem, again
Most colonoscopies on time in Fraser region despite demand surge
 
River journey teaches sustainable living
 
Township recognizes Aldergrove Legion with special proclamation

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event