Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Safe Driver Week 2016

- A December 7 release from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the results of their annual initiative, Operation Safe Driver Week, which took place October 16-22. The program is an increase in enforcement of driving citations and safety outreach in an effort to help reduce the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries due to unsafe driving behaviors.

Based upon data gathered from nearly 3,000 law enforcement officials across the U.S. and Canada, the top five warnings and citations issued to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were as follows:
  1. State and local moving violations (56.7 percent)
  2. Speeding (16.9 percent)
  3. Failure to obey traffic control device (7.6 percent)
  4. Failure to use a seatbelt (7.1 percent)
  5. Using a handheld phone (2.4 percent)
Some other highlights from the results of the 2016 campaign include the following:
  • 20,648 total citations or warning throughout Canada and the United States
  • 11,182 citations to CMV drivers
  • 19.6 percent of CMV driver citations were for speeding
  • 7.1 percent of CMV driver citations and warning were for failure to wear a seatbelt
  • Seven CMV drivers received a citation for operating their vehicle while ill or fatigued, 38 drivers received a warning
  • There were five warnings and nine citations to CMV drivers for reckless driving
Read the entire press release here, or download this chart detailing the 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week results.

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