September 16, 2016 - 3:28 PM
KAMLOOPS - Hundreds of issues were found as Kamloops RCMP cracked down on vehicle fitness this week.
Between Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 15 police, city bylaw and provincial organizations partnered to focus on vehicle inspections.
The three day operation saw 501 violation tickets issued totalling more than $88,000 in fines, and an additional 21 bylaw tickets worth $2,100, according to a RCMP media release.
"It is important to note that vehicles checked during this time period appeared to have obvious defects as they approached the road checks or were observed by roving members who noted the defect(s),” Sgt. Mike Pears says the press release.
Many vehicles were inspected under the National Safety Code, which covers commercial vehicles. Of the 71 inspected, only two passed.
While the aim was vehicle fitness, road safety, work place safety and cargo securement, officers also found a loaded weapon and drugs.
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