July 7, 2022
July 10th-16th is CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week
Tosha Missel, PacLease Marketing Specialist
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week has been announced for July 10th-16th, 2022. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicles adhering to risky driving behavior. Unsafe drivers will be pulled over and cited or given a warning.
CVSA created the Operation Safe Driver Program to improve the driving behaviors of all drivers across North America and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on roadways through educational and traffic enforcement strategies. The Operation Safe Driver Week Initiative was created by CVSA with support from federal agencies in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., the motor carrier industry, and transportation safety organizations.
This year’s area of focus is speeding. In 2020, the annual traffic crash report showed that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide. Resulting in the highest number of fatalities since 2007. “The rising fatalities on our roadways are a national crisis; we cannot and must not accept these deaths as inevitable,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
2021 Operation Safe Driver Week (Canada, Mexico & U.S.) resulted in officers pulling over 28,148 commercial motor vehicles and 17,910 passenger vehicles and issuing 10,486 warnings and 16,863 citations.
Top 5 Warnings & Citations
1. Speeding/basic speed law/driving too fast for conditions
2. Failure to use a seatbelt
3. Texting/distracted driving/using a handheld phone
4. Failure to obey a traffic control device
5. Improper lane change
Speeding is a leading factor in crashes. Adhere to posted speed limit signage, obey traffic laws, and make sure to drive for the current road conditions.
For more information on Operation Safe Driver.
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