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Extra Enforcement Set for 2018 Operation Safe Driver Week

by Anna Mischke | May 18, 2018

Last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week garnered nearly 39,000 citations and warnings given to commercial vehicle drivers. More than 84 percent of violations were for state and local moving violations followed by speeding, failure to use seat belt, failure to obey traffic devices, and mobile phone usage. This year’s enforcement blitz is set for July 15 through 21.

Sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and widely supported by industry and transportation safety organizations, Operation Safe Driver Week intends to improve driver behaviors in and around commercial vehicles. Unsafe behavior by commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers remains the leading cause of crashes; the FMCSA’s “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” cites driver behavior as “the critical reason” behind 93 percent of all passenger vehicle crashes and 88 percent of large truck crashes.

During the week, increased traffic enforcement by traffic safety personnel will be implemented. To decrease the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries related to commercial vehicles, extra attention will be paid in looking for unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane changes, and failure to obey traffic control devices.

What can you do to prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2018?

  • Review and understand safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Confirm that all required materials and documents are ready in your vehicle.
  • Analyze cell phone usage policies within your company and for the states/areas you operate in. Centerline Drivers has a zero mobile phone policy.
  • Exercise safe driving behaviors while working and during personal hours.
  • Ensure you have enough rest; driving while fatigued is dangerous.


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  1. Jorge Aviles | Nov 16, 2018
    Good about time too many people drive with out the care of others on the road
  2. Craig H Washington | May 21, 2018
    I will incorporate this information into my daily driving.
  3. Hedwig Sanchez | May 21, 2018
    Thanks for this advice I like because makes me remind what I have to do,,,.

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