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Thursday, April 18, 2024

NB Mobile Radar Units Target Speeding Trucks

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers working in mobile units have begun enforcing speed limits for commercial vehicles in New Brunswick.

The province rolled out 17 patrol units equipped with the devices. Officers with mobile units recently received training and certification to operate speed enforcement radar devices from the RCMP.

“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.”

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.