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Police warn commercial drivers to be vigilant with safety checks

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On Wednesday, officers from the North Bay Detachment of the OPP responded to two incidents at the same location involving tractor-trailers on Highway 11 north of North Bay.

In the first incident, at approximately 8:29am, a tractor lost its trailer thereby blocking all four lanes for a short period of time. The driver was charged with Insecure Load contrary to section 111(2) of the Highway Traffic Act and Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle without Required Inspection contrary to section 107(9) of the HTA.

OPP and MTO responded at 10:29am to the scene of the second incident in which a tractor-trailer lost two tires from its trailer.

Police say it is the obligation of commercial motor vehicle drivers to conduct a thorough vehicle inspection before driving. Special attention to tires and hookups before departure may uncover mechanical issues before they cause difficulties on roadways while driving.

 

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