On June 6th, 2023, the LaSalle Police Service hosted a joint forces initiative throughout Essex County led by the Ministry of Transportation along with members of the OPP and Windsor police. The initiative focused on commercial vehicle/truck/trailer inspections and making our roadways safer for everyone. As a result of the collaborative teamwork, several unsafe vehicles were removed from our roadways and over 38 charges were laid against drivers and registered owners for vehicles with defective or inoperative brakes, parking brakes, turn signals and tires with no tread. There were also charges issued for speeding as well as several drivers being placed out of service for not having the correct class of licence for the motor vehicle they were driving.
The LaSalle Police reminds everyone to make sure that their commercial vehicle or trailer is inspected and safe to operate on our roadways before heading out. Ensure that the load is properly secured and not overweight and that you possess the correct licence to operate the vehicle in question. Accidents can be avoided or reduced with proper care and attention. Please obey all rules of the road.