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.

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