The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that Operation Safe Driver Week will be taking place from October 15 – 21 this year.
During the Operation Safe Driver Week campaign, law enforcement officers throughout North America will be on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior in both passenger vehicle drivers and commercial vehicle drivers. These dangerous driving behaviors include speeding, aggressive driving, failure to wear seat belts, tailgating, improper lane changes, texting, and other distracted driving behaviors.
The CVSA says that you can expect to see an increased number of law enforcement officers on the roads during the enforcement effort.
Operation Safe Driver Week is designed to cut down on crashes involving commercial vehicles that are caused by unsafe driving.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2016 Results
Here are a few of the takeaways from last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week campaign.
Top 5 Warnings And Citations Issued To Commercial Vehicle Drivers
1. State and local moving violations (56.7%)
2. Speeding (19.6%)
3. Failure to obey a traffic control device (7.6%)
4. Failure to wear a seatbelt (7.1%)
Using a handheld phone (2.4%)
Top 5 Warnings And Citations Issued To Non-Commercial Drivers
- 1. Speeding (39.4%)
- 2. State and local moving violations (37.1%)
- 3. Failure to wear seatbelt (11.7%)
- 4. Failure to obey traffic control device (1.9%)
- 5. Inattentive or careless driving (1.5%)
You can learn more about Operation Safe Driver Week 2017 here.