Burnaby police handed out way more tickets than vehicles they stopped

A team of Burnaby RCMP traffic officers and other law-enforcement agencies finished day four of a four-day joint initiative Thursday aimed at commercial trucks on Burnaby roads.

Teams of officers and inspectors were out at multiple locations in Burnaby and the fourth day was just like the first three - full of tickets.

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But on day four, police actually ended up handing out more tickets than the number of vehicles they checked, with 30 commercial vehicles inspected and 42 violation tickets issued. Out of the 30 vehicles inspected, 10 were identified as unsafe to continue and removed from the roadway, and 25 mechanical defects identified.

This is how the other days went:

  • One day three, a total of 65 commercial trucks were inspected, with 16 of them deemed “unsafe to continue and removed from the roadway,” according to the Burnaby RCMP.From those 65 vehicles, 55 violation tickets were issued and 51 mechanical defects were found.
  • One day two of the blitz, 36 commercial vehicles were inspected and 11 of them were identified as being unsafe to continue and removed from the roadway, according to Burnaby RCMP. Police issued 33 violation tickets and inspectors identified 36 mechanical defects.
  • This followed the first day of inspections on Gaglardi Way. Out of 47 trucks inspected, 40 received violation tickets, said police, and 20 were deemed “unsafe” to continue on local roadways due to various mechanical issues or problems with unsecured loads that couldn’t be immediately rectified. A total of 149 mechanical defects were detected by inspectors on the first day, said police.

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