The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place the week of Oct. 18-24.
Law enforcement agencies in North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement as well as safety-education outreach to address unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.
Activities will be held across the U.S., Canada and Mexico with the goal of increasing commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance.
Law enforcement and transportation safety officials will also offer educational and awareness safety programs, open to the public.
In last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, officers pulled over 59,080 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers for unsafe driving behavior. Data was collected by 4,337 law enforcement officials at 1,549 locations in North America.
The top five warnings and citations issued to commercial drivers last year were for speeding, failure to use a safety belt, failure to obey traffic control devices, improper lane change and following too closely.
The top five warnings and citations issued to passenger car drivers were for speeding, failure to use a safety belt, failure to obey a traffic control device, possession/use/under the influence of alcohol and improper lane change.
To find out about Operation Safe Driver Week educational and awareness events in your area, contact the commercial vehicle safety division within your local state police department.
For more information on Operation Safe Driver Week, click here.