Cops target driver behavior for safety push Oct. 15-21


Truckers ought to expect increased scrutiny of their driving later this month.

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will be part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers and others exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors.

During Operation Safe Driver Week, cops will be on the lookout for, among other violations:

  • speeding
  • distracted driving
  • drivers who are texting
  • failure to use a seatbelt
  • following too closely
  • improper lane changes
  • failure to obey traffic control devices

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors, according to a statement from the CVSA.

Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by CVSA, in partnership with FMCSA and industry and transportation safety organizations.