Fully loaded tractor trailer barrels through school zone

On Aug. 26 at about 11:30am Wellington County OPP officers observed a commercial motor vehicle being driven at what appeared to be an excessive speed on Wellington Road 7, near Ponsonby.

“The driver was operating a fully loaded tractor trailer through a 60km/hr school zone,” police stated.

“Investigation revealed that the driver had exceeded allowable hours of driving time allotted without rest. The driver faces numerous Highway Traffic Act charges related to exceeding allowable continuous work restrictions and speeding.”

Police add the charges will impact the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) of the logistics company employing the driver.

“The incident is still being investigated and may result in further charges against the driver as well as the company that employs the driver,” police stated. “The vehicle was taken off the road until another operator could be found.”

OPP officials are asking anyone that sees a commercial motor vehicle ignoring traffic laws to contact police immediately.