Every October, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) co-sponsor Operation Safe Driver Week to spotlight unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers, in an effort to combat the growing number of deaths and injuries on the North American roadways.
During the week of October 15 - 21, law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement, as well as educational outreach, as part of CVSA's aim of combating unsafe driving behaviors, the leading cause of crashes and fatalities.
Studies indicate that unsafe driving causes more than 88% of large commercial vehicle crashes and 93% of passenger vehicle crashes.
Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers exhibiting unsafe driving.
These dangerous driving behaviors include speeding; distracted driving; texting; failure to use a seatbelt while operating the vehicle; traveling too closely; improper lane change; and failure to obey traffic control devices.
To learn more about Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement events near you, contact the agency/department in your area.
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