Operation Safe Driver Week begins Sunday and runs Oct. 18-24. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and law enforcement agencies across the country will step up their traffic safety enforcement of heavy vehicles.
Officers in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be looking for a variety of violations. The top five warnings and citations issued to commercial motor vehicle drivers were speeding, failure to use a safety belt, failure to obey traffic control devices, improper lane change, and following too closely.
Last year, during the week-long campaign, law enforcement officers pulled over 59,080 commercial vehicle drivers and car drivers for unsafe driving behaviors. Data was collected by 4,337 law enforcement officials at 1,549 locations across the United States and Canada.
Education outreach will also be part of CVSA’s operation. High schools, state capitals, state fairs, truck rodeos, sporting events and other locations all held educational events during last year’s Safe Driver Week.
For more information, check out the website at cvsa.org/osd. Drivers can contact the commercial vehicle safety division within their local state police department to obtain information about any educational and awareness events.
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