During the recent Operation Safe Driver Week (Oct. 16-22), a total of 20,648 total citations or warnings were issued throughout the U.S. and Canada. Of that number, 11,182 citations or warnings were issued to drivers of commercial vehicles.
The top five warnings and citations issued to commercial motor vehicle drivers (as a percentage of total CMV warnings and citations) were:
- State and Local Moving Violations – 56.7 percent
- Speeding – 19.6 percent
- Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device – 7.6 percent
- Failing to Use Seatbelt – 7.1 percent
- Using a Handheld Phone – 2.4 percent
- 0.5 percent of CMV drivers were cited for inattentive or careless driving
- eight citations related to a CMV driver’s failure to stop at a railroad crossing were issued
- seven CMV drivers received citations for operating their vehicle while ill or fatigued
- five warnings and nine citations were issued to CMV drivers for reckless driving.
The top five warnings and citations issued to private passenger-vehicle drivers (as a percentage of total passenger vehicle warnings and citations) were:
- Speeding – 39.4 percent
- State and Local Moving Violations – 37.1 percent
- Failing to Use Seat Belt – 11.7 percent
- Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device – 1.9 percent
- Inattentive and/or Careless Driving – 1.5 percent
During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, data was collected by nearly 3,000 law enforcement officials across the U.S. and Canada.
Operation Safe Driver Week campaign was launched in 2007 by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.