Speeding Focus of CVSA’s Safe Driver Week July 14-20

- The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 14-20. It will focus on commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors, including and especially speeding.

During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, 16,909 passenger vehicle drivers and 1,908 commercial motor vehicle drivers were issued citations for speeding, according to the CVSA. In addition, 17 commercial motor vehicle drivers and 714 passenger vehicle drivers were cited for driving too fast for the conditions. The CVSA also cites Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2016 data that shows speeding of any kind was the most frequent driver-related crash factor for commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles.

In addition to the emphasis on speeding, law enforcement personnel will be tracking other dangerous driver behaviors throughout the week including: distracted driving; texting; failure to use a seatbelt;
following too closely; improper lane change; reckless or aggressive driving; failure to obey traffic control devices; and evidence of drunk or drugged driving.

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