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Overweight Trucks Getting Charged in Oxford

Police have ticketed 5 truckers for having too much weight on County and Township roads.

Oxford OPP have handed out 5 tickets to oversized trucks on County highways so far this year.

Police are enforcing a County by-law that runs from March 1st to the April 30th and the idea is to assist in reducing road damage to Township and Count laws. Overweight vehicles can cause a huge mess on our roads during the Spring thaw. The tickets handed out so far have been for overweight on axle which is a minimum set fine of $200 plus additional fees.

The by-Law includes that no person shall, during the months of March and April:    

- Operate a dual axle tank truck, used exclusively for the transportation of liquid or gaseous heating fuel, and no two axle truck, used exclusively for the transportation of livestock feed, on a highway were any axle transmits to the highway a weight in excess of 7500 kilograms.

- Operate a commercial motor vehicle or trailer where any axle of such commercial vehicle or trailer transmits to the highway a weight in excess of 5000 kilograms.

- Operate a vehicle having a carrying capacity in excess of 1000 kilograms other than a motor vehicle or trailer where the weight upon any millimetre in the width of tire exceeds five kilograms.

Every Township has designated roads for use and secondary roads have clearly posted signs letting trucks know about the weight restrictions.

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