GREENBELT, Md. — Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic-safety enforcement and educational outreach during the week of Oct. 15-21.
During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, enforcement personnel will identify commercial motor vehicle and passenger-vehicle drivers who are exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors and issue warnings and/or citations.
Unsafe driver behaviors continue to be the leading cause of crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” cites driver behavior as the critical reason for more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger-vehicle crashes.
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors.
During Operation Safe Driver Week, there will be increased CMV and passenger-vehicle traffic enforcement targeting such unsafe driver behaviors as speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seatbelt, traveling too closely, improper lane changes and failure to obey traffic control devices.
Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by CVSA in partnership with FMCSA and with support from industry and transportation safety organizations.
To find out about Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement events, visit http://cvsa.org/contactpage/contacts/law-enforcement-lead-agency-contacts to access a list of law enforcement lead agencies around North America.