RCMP found numerous offences as they conducted vehicle safety checks on Highway 6 near Kalamalka Road.
Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy says it was held last Friday (Feb.17th).
“That day was exceptionally icy due to recent snow melt and hundreds of vehicles were checked for vehicle fitness with fines ranging from poor winter tires to vehicles being removed from the roadway.”
Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers located a trailer being pulled down Highway 6 with a wheel falling off.
“One Vernon man was stopped driving down the highway with extremely bald tires. He was on his way to a local tire shop to work. He told to officers that he had difficulty even driving out of his driveway that morning on the tires,” says Noseworthy.
Photo: Bald tire on vehicle stopped during Vernon traffic checks Feb. 17 (RCMP)
RCMP are reminding drivers the daytime melting snow mixed with the night time freezing temperatures means local roads are far from ideal, and commutes in the morning and after 5pm are often mixed with icy road conditions.
“It is the responsibility of every driver to ensure their vehicle is equipped properly, and they are driving safely,” adds Noseworthy.