The Homer Police Department recently teamed up with New York State Police to conduct commercial vehicle inspections in the lower parking lot of Homer High School off Copeland Ave.
The enforcement campaign was held Thurs., April 18, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., in response to "continuous complaints" of commercial vehicles traveling through the village on state routes, Homer Police Chief Robert Pitman said in a news release.
Troopers and officers inspected 50 commercial vehicles, yielding a total of 249 commercial motor vehicle violations. Of those vehicles, 28 were placed out of service for repairs due to "significant mechanical equipment component defects or failures." Ten drivers were placed out of service for various license and log book violations, police said.
Homer police issued a total of 47 traffic tickets related to equipment, log book, permit or other violations.
"Although we can't stress enough that a majority of the operators are professional drivers and that most of the commercial vehicles on the roadway are safe, there are a few that are not and they should not be on the roadways," Chief Pitman said in a statement. "These safety inspections are done in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths on our roadways."