Operation Safe Driver Week is October 18-24

Safety enforcement event is sponsored by CVSA

Posted September 2, 2015

On August 31, 2015, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that its 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week would be during October 18 through October 24. During that week, law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will increase traffic safety enforcement and offer safety education programs, with the goal of increasing commercial and non-commercial vehicle traffic safety awareness.

The event, which was initially launched in 2007, is sponsored by CVSA, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It was created to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries resulting from crashes involving trucks, buses, and cars.

During last year’s event, 59,080 commercial vehicle drivers and non-commercial vehicle drivers were cited for unsafe driving behaviors. The top five warnings or citations for commercial vehicle drivers were:

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

The top five warnings or citations for non-commercial vehicle drivers were:

  1. Speeding
  2. Failure to use a safety belt
  3. Failure to obey a traffic control device
  4. Possession/use/under the influence of alcohol
  5. Improper lane change

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