Homer Police yesterday released figures from the commercial vehicle inspection they conducted with State Police on Thursday, April 18.
After continuous complaints of commercial vehicles driving through the village, Troopers and Officers set up in the lower parking lot of Homer High School, off Copeland Avenue.
They inspected 50 vehicles, finding a total of 249 commercial motor vehicle violations.
28 vehicles were taken off the road for mandated repairs and 10 drivers were taken out of service for various license and log book violations.
Homer Police Officers issued at total of 47 traffic tickets related to equipment, log book, permit or other violations and the New York State Environmental Conservation Police issued 4 for environmental laws (excessive smoke).
From Homer Police:
“Although we can’t stress enough that a majority of the operators are professional
drivers and that most of the commercial vehicles on the roadways are safe, there are
a few that are not and they should not be on the roadways. These safety inspections
are done in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on our roadways.”
(Picture below: Photos from the inspection, courtesy of the Homer Police Department)