A joint enforcement operation to clamp down on offences by heavy vehicles on Thursday (Aug 15) saw 26 summonses issued against 25 drivers.

The islandwide operation was conducted by over 20 officers from the Traffic Police (TP), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Following behind two TP officers, Stomp observed heavy vehicle drivers being stopped for various traffic offences such as speeding and not wearing their seatbelts.

Besides the 36 summonses issued, an additional 39 LTA offences such as improper number plates, tinted windows and overloading were also detected.

NEA also issued one summons to a heavy vehicle driver for vehicular smoke emission.

In a statement, TP said it takes a serious view of “heavy vehicle drivers who flout traffic rules as heavy vehicles are capable of causing greater damage and loss of lives when involved in accidents.”

In 2018, there were 776 accidents involving heavy vehicles, resulting in 26 deaths and 1,174 injured people.

“Besides enforcement, TP will continue to engage heavy vehicle drivers and their companies to adopt good practices for safer driving.” it added in the statement,

“TP would also like to urge all motorists to adopt good RoadSense in helping to keep the Singapore roads safer for everyone.”

View more photos of the enforcement operation in the gallery.