According to Stuff, a police sting in Northland has found almost one in five trucks to be unroadworthy, with 96 of 534 trucks failing their inspections – approximately 18 per cent. Senior Sergeant Mike Flatt, team leader for the commercial vehicle safety team, said police were disappointed by the results of the vehicle checks. “Of the biggest concern, 11 trucks were found to have serious faults and were deemed non-operational and had to be taken off the road,” Flatt said. ”These vehicles posed a considerable risk to other motorists and should never have been allowed on the road.”