New Brunswick Commercial Vehicle Officers Now with Radar Devices
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's commercial vehicle enforcement officers working in mobile units have begun enforcing speed limits for commercial vehicles.
The officers recently received training and certification to operate speed enforcement radar devices from the RCMP. There are 17 patrol units equipped with the devices.
“Our officers are our eyes and ears on provincial highways, working with the trucking industry to keep the roads safe for all travellers,” said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors.
“They are already enforcing weight restrictions on the highways. Giving them the tools to enforce speed limits is a logical next step. I am proud to be associated with these men and women who work hard every day to enhance road safety.”
The Department of Public Safety’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit has 58 officers who enforce provincial weight and dimension restrictions, speed limits, and conduct commercial vehicle safety inspections on provincial highways. The unit also conducts several annual truck traffic safety campaigns throughout the province in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies.