Operation Safe Driver identifies risky driving behaviors
Posted December 9, 2016
Over 20,000 citations and warnings were issued to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and private passenger-vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA’s) annual enforcement campaign against unsafe driving behaviors.
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week took place October 16-22, 2016, at locations across the United States and Canada, and yielded the following results.
Top 5 unsafe behaviors
CVSA reports the following as the top five warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers:
- State and local moving violations – 56.7 percent
- Speeding – 19.6 percent
- Failure to obey traffic control device – 7.6 percent
- Failing to use seatbelt while operating CMV – 7.1 percent
- Using a handheld phone – 2.4 percent
In comparison, warnings and citations issued to private passenger-vehicle drivers ranked as follows:
- Speeding – 39.4 percent
- State and local moving Violations – 37.1 percent
- Failing to use seat belt – 11.7 percent
- Failure to obey traffic control device – 1.9 percent
- Inattentive and/or careless driving – 1.5 percent
As a result of Operation Safe Driver Week, 20,648 total citations or warnings were issued throughout the United States and Canada, of which:
- 19,657 citations or warnings were in the United States, and
- 991 were in Canada.
Enforcement reported citing or warning:
- 9,466 private passenger-vehicle drivers, and
- 11,182 CMV drivers.
View a chart detailing 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week results on the CVSA website.
For additional information on CVSA’s annual event, visit the CVSA website.
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