North Bergen Police running a Vehicle Inspection Checkpoint today

Press Release

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – The North Bergen Police Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey State Motor Vehicles Commission Mobile Inspection Unit, will be running a Vehicle Inspection Checkpoint within the township today, Wednesday, April 16th 2014. The operation is designed to remove dangerous vehicles from the road and promote safe driving practices.“Drivers are entitled to an expectation that other vehicles they share the road with are in proper safe working order, but unfortunately some people neglect to maintain their vehicles properly,” said North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd. “With this operation we hope to reinforce the important vehicle safety standards that help keep all of us safe while we drive.”Any vehicles found to be delinquent in their annual inspection will be ticketed and then inspected on the spot by the NJ MVC Mobile Inspection Unit. Vehicles that are deemed too dangerous to drive due to serious mechanical defects will be impounded and the driver would be given an additional summons.

Previously, the NBPD ran a similar operation last June that led to 42 vehicle inspections, 69 summonses issued for various violations and three unregistered dangerous vehicles being towed and taken off the streets.