57,000 citations issued during Operation Safe Driver Week

Passenger vehicle drivers received way more warnings and citations than CMV drivers.

Operation Safe Driver Week 2018 Results

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.

This year, Operation Safe Driver Week took place from July 15 — 21. The purpose of the campaign was to put a stop to dangerous driving behaviors like speeding, distracted driving, and unsafe lane changes.

Operation Safe Driver Week 2018 Highlights

  • 57,405 citations were issued to CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers
  • CMV drivers were issued 10,709 citations
  • Passenger vehicle drivers were issued 46,696 citations
  • 87,907 warnings were issued to CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers
  • CMV drivers were issued 29,908 warnings
  • Passenger vehicle drivers were issued 57,999 warnings
  • 1,822 drivers (1,699 passenger vehicle drivers and 123 CMV drivers) were cited for reckless, inattentive and/or careless driving

The top five citations issued to CMV drivers were:

  1. State/Local Laws – 6,008 citations
  2. Speeding – 1,908 citations
  3. Failing to use a seat belt while operating a CMV – 1,169 citations
  4. Failure to obey a traffic control device – 754 citations
  5. Using a handheld phone – 262 citations

The top five citations issued to passenger vehicle drivers were:

  1. State/Local Laws – 21,511 citations
  2. Speeding – 16,909 citations
  3. Failing to use a seat belt – 3,103 citations
  4. Inattentive and/or careless driving – 1,655 citations
  5. Failure to obey a traffic control device – 739 citations

During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, 30,714 warnings and 8,164 citations were issued to CMV drivers. 7,785 warnings and 12,530 citations were issued to passenger vehicle drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week 2017.