Operation Safe Driver Week is Oct. 16-22

Safety enforcement event is sponsored by CVSA

Posted August 4, 2016

On August 2, 2016, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that its 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week would be held during Oct. 16-22, 2016. During this event, law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in increased traffic safety enforcement and education that will be focused on at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers.

The CVSA holds Operation Safe Driver Week in partnership with the FMCSA. It is supported by industry and transportation safety organizations, and aims to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors. Some unsafe behaviors that enforcement will be tracking throughout the event include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV or in a passenger vehicle
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices
  • Traveling too closely
  • Improper lane changes

According the CVSA, unsafe driver behavior by CMV drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers continues to be the leading cause of crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) "Large Truck Crash Causation Study" cites driver behavior as the critical reason for more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger-vehicle crashes.

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