|CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors. |
This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 11-17 with an emphasis on speeding. CVSA selected speeding as its focus this year because despite a drop in roadway travel last year due to the pandemic, nationally, traffic fatalities increased.
|2021 Focus Area – Speeding|
What you need to know:
During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning.
|Although speeding is the focus, CVSA will also look for other dangerous driving behaviors such as: |
– Reckless or Aggressive driving
– Distracted driving
– Following too closely
– Improper lane change
– Failure to obey traffic control devices
– Failure to use a seat belt (this violation is part of GWI Zero Tolerance Policy when operating a CMV)
– Evidence of drunk or drugged driving (this violation is part of GWI Zero Tolerance Policy when operating a CMV)
Receiving a warning or citation for any of these dangerous driving behaviors is considered a moving violation and will be a part of your driving record.