A semi hauling a double-wide mobile home on QEII north was pulled into Red Deer after it almost caused several collisions at the risk of losing its load.
Sheriff Highway Patrol officers received multiple complaints regarding the semi and officers intercepted the transport unit and escorted the drivers to the weigh scales on Edgar Industrial Drive.
Officers were concerned about the lack of proper signage and lights on the semi, the mobile home and a pilot truck that was following the transport unit.
“A storm was making an already dangerous situation even more hazardous by reducing visibility for other motorists,” Alberta Sheriffs state in a release Monday.
Officers found several violations, including: neither driver had an operator’s licence with them, none of the vehicles had insurance, all the vehicles were missing licence plates and the semi had expired registration.
Officers laid 40 charges during the investigation and court dates were set in Red Deer. The semi, trailer, mobile home and pilot truck were seized and towed. Officers were relieved they were able to intercept and remove the hazardous transport unit from the highway before any incidents could occur.
Alberta Transportation establishes maximum vehicle weight and dimension limits to preserve highway infrastructure and ensure the safety of the travelling public. This includes legal limits for any registered vehicle for travel on any public road, as well as provisions for movement of oversize loads under permit.