Commercial vehicle owners and operators – take note. The city of Cape Coral will conduct a commercial vehicle inspection check point in the coming weeks. The aim is safety. Cape Coral Police Spokesman Angelo Bitsus says every time the city sets up commercial vehicle inspection checkpoints – a significant number of trucks and vans come up short. Bitsus says inspectors will check brakes, tires, headlights and other equipment related to safety. They’ll also be on the look out for overloaded vehicles.
“They are a problem. They are more dangerous difficult to control and to stop. When vehicles are overloaded they can cause damage to roadways – and all that increases the potential for accidents”
Inspectors will also check paperwork – making sure vehicles are properly registered and drivers are properly licensed. The exact time and location of the checkpoint will not be revealed in advance.
Monday, 18 July 2005 01:00