The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement effort.
This year, Operation Safe Driver Week took place July 10 — 16 in the U.S. and Canada. During the week-long operation, officers patrol highways and interstates looking for unsafe driving behaviors committed by commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.
The area of focus for Operation Safe Driver Week 2023 was speeding.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2023 Results
See below for key takeaways from Operation Safe Driver Week 2023.
- *4,592 warnings and 2,634 tickets/citations were given to commercial motor vehicle drivers.
- *1,164 warnings and 1,860 tickets/citations were issued to passenger vehicle drivers.
- *Commercial motor vehicle drivers received 1,594 warnings and 731 tickets/citations for speeding.
- *Passenger vehicle drivers received 625 warnings and 1,293 citations/tickets for speed-related infractions.
- *1,357 warnings and 859 tickets/citations were given to commercial motor vehicle drivers for “other state/local driver violations.” This includes such violations as no registration certificate, no proof of insurance, size and weight violations, defective equipment, etc., which are violations officers usually discover after they have pulled over a driver for another infraction, the CVSA says.
- *Passenger vehicle drivers were given 277 warnings and 260 tickets/citations for “other state/local driver violations.”
- *Commercial motor vehicle drivers received 455 warnings and 467 tickets/citations for not wearing their seat belt.
- *Commercial motor vehicle drivers received 156 warnings and 132 tickets/citations for texting/using a handheld device while operating a commercial motor vehicle.
|Top Five Warnings and Citations/Tickets Issued to CMV Drivers|
|Rank||Warnings||# of Warnings||Rank||Tickets/Citations||# of Tickets/Citations|
|1||Speeding||1,575||1||Other state/local driver violations||859|
|1||Other state/local driver violations||1,357||2||Speeding||715|
|2||Failure to obey traffic control device||685||3||Failure to wear a seat belt||467|
|3||Failure to wear a seat belt||455||4||Failure to obey traffic control device||296|
|4||Texting/Using a handheld device||156||5||Texting/Using a handheld device||132|
|5||Improper lane change||109|