The annual Operation Safe Driver program of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in collaboration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and industry kicked off Sunday, Oct. 19,, nationwide. The program, created to “help to combat the number of deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and cars,” was first held in the year 2007.
During the week of October 19-25, enforcement agencies across North America will conduct heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe behavior of drivers of both cars and commercial motor vehicles. Boosted truck roadside inspections, safety belt enforcement, and others activities aimed at improving driver regulatory compliance can be expected.
In addition the program contains a strong educational component. Interested fleets and drivers can download a variety of materials via the CVSA website to share with other operators or those with whom you share the road.
Activities will be held across the United States, Canada and Mexico, CVSA says, with law enforcement and transportation safety officials offering educational and awareness safety programs to the motor carrier population and the motoring public.