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Are you prepared for Safe Driver Week?

by Charlotte Freed | May 10, 2019

Posted Speed Limit SignEvery year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) sponsors Operation Safe Driver Week. The CVSA focuses on unsafe driving for both trucks and passenger vehicles. The organization just announced that this year, Operation Safe Driver Week will be held from July 14-20, focusing on speeding.

Why speeding?

CVSA has chosen to focus on speeding because it is 100% preventable, yet it has caused nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities in the past two decades. Even during times of heightened safety awareness, drivers continue to ignore posted speed limits. During last year’s Safe Driver Week, 1,908 CMVs and 16,909 passenger vehicles were cited for speeding.

What does this mean for drivers?

During the week of July 14-20, drivers should be aware that law enforcement officers will be on the road looking for speeders. They have been instructed by the CVSA to spread the message: “Late won’t kill you, speeding will.”

But it’s not just speeding drivers should be aware of. Law enforcement officers will also be targeting drivers who are texting, failing to wear a seatbelt, or are driving recklessly.

What’s the goal?

Studies have shown that traffic citations and warnings are an effective way to change behavior. The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving all vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors. By combining efforts of federal and local partners, such as the FMCSA and local law enforcement, the CVSA has been able to address high-risk driving behaviors.

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