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News   January 3, 2018   by Allan Janssen

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Vehicle safety inspections

When you think of vehicle inspection blitzes, you’re probably thinking about large commercial vehicles. They’re still subject to occasional safety blitzes.  But there was a time when passenger vehicles also came under scrutiny!

The latest post on the CARS Facebook page offers a glimpse of how seriously the Ontario Ministry of Transportation used to take vehicle safety. Peter Abela of London, Ont., sent in this photo of a spot inspection in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Remember those days?

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1 Comment » for BLAST FROM THE PAST: Vehicle safety inspections
  1. Bob Ward says:

    Ah, the good old days when cars were much simpler. All the more reason to push for mandatory biennial inspections done by approved inspection shops. These would catch a lot of unsafe vehicles and make our roads safer for everyone. The MTO is focused on commercial vehicles and do not have the inspectors to run safety blitzes. It is up to us as professional repair shops to push our MPP’s to get the ball rolling. The Ministry is focused on public safety so this push is necessary.

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