Driver focused inspection spree begins Sunday

CVSA’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week will be held July 15-21, focusing on driver behavior enforcement, such as speeding, distracted driving and more.CVSA’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week will be held July 15-21, focusing on driver behavior enforcement, such as speeding, distracted driving and more.

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21.

During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. CVSA says driver behavior is the cause of more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.

Driving behaviors that will be targeted during the week include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices and more.

Last year, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week. More than 84 percent of these violations were for state and local moving violations.

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