Cops Say No Increase in Bad Commercial Truck Drivers
Recently there has been a number of crashes in which commercial trucks were involved. It prompted an inquiry to the RCMP who are responsible for highway and city enforcement of those drivers.
You would think that from what has happened of late that there is an ever increasing number of bad commercial vehicle drivers, but talk to the police and you get quite a different answer.
Yes they say, there may be more incidents involving commercial rigs such as the one earlier this week in a hit and run at the intersection of Fifth and the bypass, but according to them you have to put it all in prospective.
There has been a huge increase in truck traffic over the past decade according to police, combine that with an increase in the number of cars and trucks on the roads and that creates a recipe for more crashes.
According to the police , the bad drivers in commercial vehicles stand out more than the other traffic because of the size of the vehicle, and yes they say, there are some that use that size to their advantage.
So are we graduating more bad drivers from commercial drivers schools? Not so if you ask the police who get to see the driving habits of these operators in a different light and yet it seems that rarely a day goes by that we do not receive a complaint in our newsroom about a commercial truck driver.
I’m Meisner and that’s one mans opinion.