Safety Week begins Sunday; see what they look for

Updated Oct 17, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance holds its annual Operation Safe Driver Week starting tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 16 and it runs through Saturday, Oct. 22.

seat-beltLaw enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.

Specifically, CVSA says law enforcement will look for:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to use a seat belt
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices
  • Following too closely
  • Improper lane change and more.

During the 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week, more than 21,000 vehicles, including trucks and cars, were pulled over, and more than 19,000 roadside inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles.

The top five warnings and citations given to commercial drivers during the 2015 event were for:

  • Size and weight
  • Speeding
  • Failure to use seat belt
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Using a handheld phone.