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24-hour OPP safety blitz targeting commercial vehicles

Police kicked off a 24-hour blitz Thursday morning targeting commercial vehicles to ensure the rigs are safe and are being operated properly.

The effort, dubbed Operation Corridor, will see OPP officers focusing on speed and aggressive driving while mechanics from the Ministries of Transportation and the Environment will be conducting inspections on the vehicles.

“Commercial vehicles have the potential to cause significant damage when involved in collisions, endangering the lives of the many people who travel Ontario’s highways.  What makes Operation Corridor highly effective is that those commercial vehicles that are identified as being aggressive or unsafe are subject to immediate intervention and maybe taken out of service until remedial action is taken, ” OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey said.

The blitz wraps up Friday morning at 6 a.m.