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Nearly 50% of commercial vehicles taken off road during Port Moody inspection stint

Local police teamed up with other detachments to ensure safety along the Barnet Highway on Tuesday (Oct. 12), but ended up issuing dozens of violation tickets.

More than a dozen commercial vehicles were pulled to the side indefinitely after incurring several safety violations.

Port Moody police (PMPD) took 16 trucks or other related vehicles off the Barnet Highway during a commercial vehicle enforcement window on Tuesday (Oct. 12), which was the result of a team effort with other agencies.

That's almost 50 per cent of the 38 total vehicles inspected that day alongside Burnaby RCMP, and the Vancouver, Delta and New Westminster police departments.

Officers took note of 106 defects during their inspections, which resulted in 34 violation tickets issued.

"Road safety is a priority for the Port Moody Police Department," PMPD Const. Sam Zacharias in a statement to the Tri-City News about the stint.

"We work with our partners to carry out commercial vehicle inspections on a frequent basis throughout the Lower Mainland to improve road safety for all road users."

Zacharias says the inspections were done between 3000-block St Johns Street and 2400-block Barnet Highway.

Anyone with information about road safety, dangerous driving or other potential violations is encouraged to call Port Moody police at 604-461-3456.