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Jul 16, 2018 at 11:40 AM CST
CVSA’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week will be held July 15-21 2018, focusing on driver behavior enforcement, such as speeding, distracted driving and more.
Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21.
During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspectionsand driver regulatory compliance.CVSA says driver behavior is the cause of more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.
Driving behaviors that will be targeted during the week include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices and more.
Last year, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week. More than 84 percent of these violations were for state and local moving violations.
Truckers rack up nearly 39,000 warnings, citations during Operation Safe Driver Week
Truckers were given 30,714 warnings and 8,164 citations during the enforcement blitz, 84.percent of which were for state and local moving violations. Speeding accounted for 7.4 percent of violations, followed by failure to use a seatbelt (2.6 percent), failure to obey a traffic control device (2.5 percent) and using a handheld phone (0.8 percent). Only a tenth of a percent of violations for truckers were for texting, CVSA says.
Additionally, 16 truckers received a warning or citation for using a radar detector, 19 received a citation for operating while ill or fatigued and 86 received a warning for the same violation.