More than 500 drivers wound up making an unexpected stop in Sicamous during an RCMP commercial vehicle check.
The traffic stop, primarily focused on commercial vehicles as well as vehicles pulling snowmobiles, was conducted Jan. 14. Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Dave Dubnyk says daylong initiative involved 16 enforcement officers, including 12 RCMP from Sicamous, Revelstoke, traffic services, the integrated safety road unit and police dog services from Kamloops, as well as officers from Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement and from WorkSafe BC, who focused on logging trucks.
Dubnyk says most vehicles stopped were found to be compliant, though there were a number of commercial vehicles with defects. He said several violation tickets were issued. The following is a breakdown of the numbers:
• 550 vehicles checked,
• 23 commercial vehicle defects detected,
• Five commercial vehicle log book infractions detected,
• Two commercial vehicle insecure loads detected,
• 1 roadside screening performed,
• 1 driving prohibition served,
• Three drug seizures,
• Nine violation tickets issued for various infractions, including no driver’s licence, no insurance and vehicle defects,
• Nine notice and orders issued for repair on personal vehicle defects,
• One concealed weapon seized,
• 16 logging truck inspections resulting in 17 non-compliance orders issued.