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Commercial Vehicle Inspections help make Highways Safer

 

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers are ramping up inspections and increasing awareness of brake safety during international Brake Safety Week.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers help ensure Alberta’s big rigs, buses and other commercial vehicles are fit for the highways. Officers will check for compliance with provincial regulations and collect inspection data. When a vehicle or driver fails an inspection, they are taken off the road until the problem is solved. The carrier may also be fined.

Brake Safety Week 2015 is September 6-12 and will emphasize enforcement as well as education and awareness to drivers, mechanics, and others who impact the safe operation of commercial vehicles.

Media are invited to observe commercial vehicle inspections at several stations across Alberta. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will be available for interviews at the following locations at 11 a.m. on the specified dates:

September 9

  • Airdrie Vehicle Inspection Station
    Queen Elizabeth II Highway, 5 km north of Calgary (view map)
  • Hanna Mobile Inspection Station
    Junction of Highways 9 and 36, 8 km east of Hanna on Highway 9 (view map)
  • Hinton Vehicle Inspection Station
    Highway 16 Eastbound, 18 km west of Hinton (view map)
  • Hoselaw Mobile Inspection Station
    Highway 28, 16 km southwest of Bonnyville, 1 km east of the junction of Highway 28 and Highway 41 (view map)
  • Whitecourt Vehicle Inspection Station
    Highway 43, 6 km west of Whitecourt (view map)

September 10

  • Coutts Vehicle Inspection Station
    Highway 4 at Coutts (view map)

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