Cpl. Norm Smith

Cpl. Norm Smith

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NANAIMO – Police were inspecting vehicles for winter conditions.

Cpl. Norm Smith, head of Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Services, checks a vehicle’s tire tread depth with one of dozens of tire tread gauges handed out by police, commercial vehicle safety inspectors and ICBC representatives at a winter road check Friday.

Winter road checks are being carried out around the city to ensure vehicle tires, windshield wiper blades, lights and other equipment are up to snuff for the season’s conditions.