Alberta Sheriffs remind professional drivers to keep vehicle inspections up-to-date following big rig collision on Highway 2

Innisfail, Alberta – Last week, Sheriff Highway Patrol members and RCMP officers in the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) responded to a rear-end collision involving two commercial vehicles on Highway 2. After discovering one of the vehicles had an out of date Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVIP) certificate, officers on scene called commercial vehicle investigators with the Sheriff Highway Patrol unit for assistance.

Sheriff Highway Patrol inspected the commercial vehicles to ensure they had no additional failures and charged the driver for an expired CVIP. The Innisfail ITU continues to investigate the collision and charges are pending against the driver involved in the collision.

Collision involving two commercial vehicles on Highway 2
(Alberta Sheriffs) Collision involving two commercial vehicles on Highway 2

Both drivers were taken to hospital for treatment and released shortly after.

According to the Vehicle Inspection Regulation, all commercial vehicles that are registered for a gross weight of 11,794 kilograms or more and are not classified as a bus, require an annual inspection. The driver must be able to produce the CVIP certificate at the request of an investigator or peace officer. For more information about CVIPs in Alberta or to view the Vehicle Inspection Regulation.

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