The Cobourg Police Service hosted a joint traffic safety initiative with the Joint Forces Enforcement Team (JFET) which includes enforcement officers from the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Environment, the Ontario Provincial Police (Northumberland Traffic Unit) as well as officers from the Cobourg Police Service. The safety initiative, held on July 29, was conducted in accordance with the Cobourg Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (S.T.E.P.) for July 2019. Officers of the JFET conducted traffic stops for moving violations and 24 Inspections at the Inspection Site / Safety Lane located on Elgin Street in Cobourg.
The traffic safety initiative was conducted from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and in just over six hours, the JFET completed the following:
- 11 motor vehicles (which includes commercial motor vehicles and a taxi) were removed from the roadway as Out of Service or Unfit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act;
- 3 repair verifications contrary to the Environmental Protection Act;
- 22 charges contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act; and
- 12 cautions contrary the Highway Traffic Act.
Some of the Provincial Charges laid were:
Improper Muffler, Defective Brakes, Colour Coating Obscuring Interior, Licence Plate Obstructed, Red Light - Fail to Stop, Fail to Surrender Insurance, Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit, Insecure Load, Load Security, Improper Mudguards, Improper Tires, Fail to Surrender Drivers Licence, Fail to Display Two Plates and Speeding.
A safe and secure community is priority for the Cobourg Police Service and those involved in the enforcement team. Collaborating with these enforcement teams allows the Cobourg police to remain committed to the safety of drivers, passengers and the members of public utilizing the roadways and sidewalks within the Town of Cobourg.