CVSA reveals 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week results

Size and weight ranks highest among CMV citations

Posted January 7, 2016

On January 5, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released results of the 2015 Operation Safe Driver week that was conducted October 18-24, 2015.
 
The data shows that law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers during the event. In addition, 19,480 North American Standard Roadside Inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified inspectors on commercial drivers and vehicles.

Officers found that non-commercial motor vehicle (passenger vehicle) drivers speed significantly more than commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Passenger vehicle drivers were issued a warning or citation for speeding 27.3 percent of the time, versus 9.3 percent for CMV drivers.

The top five warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers were:

  1. Size and weight
  2. Speeding
  3. Failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device
  5. Using a handheld phone

The top five warnings and citations issued to non-CMV (passenger vehicle) drivers were:

  1. Speeding
  2. Failure to use a seatbelt
  3. Failure to obey traffic control device
  4. Following too closely
  5. Improper lane change

The following is a detailed comparison of the 2015 and 2014 numbers:


Description

2015

2014

CMV traffic enforcement contacts

13,807

19,980

Non-CMV (passenger vehicle) traffic enforcement contacts

7,205

39,100

Roadside inspections

19,480

24,184

Percentage of warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers for:

Speeding

9.3

5.8

Failing to obey traffic control devices

3.85

2.5

Failure to use seat belts

5

2.8

Percentage of warnings and citations issued to non-CMV (passenger vehicle) drivers for:

Speeding

27.3

52.3

Alcohol possession/use/under the influence

0.57

1.7

Failure to use seat belts

8.5

4.1


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