The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be July 15- 21st. Are you prepared for the driver-focused blitz week? During this weeklong enforcement spree, CVSA enforcement inspectors will be focusing on traffic violations, driver regulatory compliance, seat belt enforcement, and will conduct driver roadside inspections. According to the CVSA, driver behavior is the leading cause of accidents involving a heavy use vehicle. Driver behavior causes 88 percent of truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.
Are You Prepared For The Driver-Focused Blitz Week?
The CVSA will target the following during the Operation Safe Driver Week:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to wear a seat belt
- Improper lane change
- Failure to obey traffic laws
So what does this all boil down too? Mind your “p’s” and “q’s” during this week. However, if you are already obeying all of the rules of the road, you will be fine.
Last year approximately 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truckers during Operation Safe Driver Week. More than 85 percent of the citations given were for state and local moving violations. So during this week plan ahead by researching any state traffic violations that are particular to where you will be traveling. Also, pay careful attention to your surroundings.