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CVSA Targeting Unsafe Driving During Enforcement/Education Blitz

October 14, 2016

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Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education to combat unsafe driving behavior as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Enforcement will target specific unsafe driver behaviors this year, including speeding, failure to use a seatbelt while operating or riding as a passenger in commercial vehicles, distracted driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, traveling too closely and improper lane changes.

Last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week saw more than 21,000 vehicles pulled over and  19,480 inspections conducted. The most common warnings and citations issued to commercial vehicle drivers last year were for speeding, failure to use a seatbelt, failure to obey a traffic control device and using a handheld phone. Passenger-vehicle drivers were pulled over most often for speeding and were overall pulled over at a higher rate than commercial drivers.

Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by the CVSA in partnership with FMCSA and with support from industry and transportation safety organizations.

To find out more about enforcement events going on in your area, contact the agency/department responsible for overseeing commercial motor vehicle safety within your jurisdiction.

Related: Trucks Cited for Size/Weight During Safe Driver Week


  1. 1. John [ October 16, 2016 @ 03:07PM ]

    It is all well and good to make sure truckers are safe, however, I know of drivers that have been ticketed for being in the wrong lane because the car drivers kept passing on the right and would not let the truck move to the right lane(s). One of the drives was told that the cars passing and not allowing him to move over was no excuse, that he knows the laws and he should obey them.. as far as I can remember, the car divers are suppose to know the law also and should be ticketed for passing on the right and impeding. It is all about the big $$ and making it harder on the truckers. I don't understand why they have to be that way to those of us that are making it possible for everyone to have everything they need.


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