Dates for Operation Safe Driver Week announced by CVSA

Heightened enforcement scheduled for mid-October

Posted July 27, 2017

During the week of October 15-21, 2017, motorists throughout North America will experience heightened traffic safety enforcement, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced.

CVSA’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week is an educational outreach opportunity for law enforcement to reach both the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and passenger-vehicle driver. Law enforcement will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to any driver (commercial or non-commercial) exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors.

During Operation Safe Driver Week, enforcement will track unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, texting, seatbelt usage, traveling too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices, and so forth. CVSA, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), hopes the event will aid in improving driving habits in and around CMVs.

Unsafe driver behavior continues to be the leading cause of crashes, CVSA reports. According to the “Large Truck Crash Causation Study,” published by FMCSA, driver behavior is a critical reason for more than 88 percent of large truck crashes, and 93 percent of passenger-vehicle crashes.


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