July 8, 2019
CVSA --- The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which focuses on unsafe driving of both trucks and cars, will take place July 14-20, 2019. The focus will be on speeding.
During the week, law enforcement officers around the country, Canada, and Mexico will be looking for speeders, while promoting the message: “Late won’t kill you, speeding will.”
In addition to speeding, law enforcement personnel will be looking for other dangerous driving behaviors, including distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, evidence of drunk or drugged driving, and more.
Last year nearly 11,000 citations were issued to truck and bus drivers during the event. Law enforcement pulled over or inspected more than 42,000 commercial vehicle drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week. They issued 10,709 citations and 29,908 warnings for unsafe driving.