Nearly 30 drivers were stopped on West Saanich Road for a variety of violations during a Saanich police road check on Aug. 26.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, members of the Saanich Police Department’s traffic safety unit collaborated with commercial vehicle safety officers to address violations in the area, said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer for Saanich police.
Six provincial charges, eight warning tickets and six notice and order documents – where a vehicle doesn’t meet safety requirements – were issued. Officers also conducted four Level 7 commercial vehicle safety assessments and found damaged tires and improperly installed equipment, among other things.
Today our team was joined by commercial vehicle safety officers for a check of vehicles on West Saanich Rd, resulting in-
✅ 6 Provincial Charges
✅ 8 Warning Tickets
✅ 6 Notice and Orders
✅ 4 Level 7 Commercial Vehicle Inspections
✅ 3 Vehicles/Trailers Towed for Deficiencies pic.twitter.com/u2BD2JOhle
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) August 26, 2020
In a Twitter post, the traffic safety unit explained that some equipment deficiencies result in “a mandatory ‘out of service’ order.” Three vehicles were towed from West Saanich Road for such deficiencies.
Anastasiades emphasized that during the five-hour road check, hundreds of drivers passed without issue and those who were stopped for violations were in the minority.
“This shows a lot of compliance on the roads,” he said.
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