Police crack down on drivers hauling trailers
Niagara police have been cracking down on drivers hauling trailers.
A four day safety blitz called Operation “Load it Up” was launched by the NRP on Saturday and targeted people travelling with private, recreational and commercial trailers on Niagara's roads.
In most cases drivers just received a warning about their legal responsibilities, while for more serious violations tickets were handed out.
Since Saturday, over 80 vehicles and trailers were stopped and 22 tickets were issued.
In almost every instance, the driver was unable to produce the permit for the trailer, and in some cases the trailers had never been registered at all and were illegally on the roads.
Other common violations include, missing or inoperable rear lighting, safety chains either missing or improperly attached and insecure loads.
In one case, the operator of his trailer had fastened the safety chains using plastic zip ties, which gave the illusion that the chains were properly attached.