Operation Safe Driver Week in July: who would be checked
Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts an education blitz known as Operation Safe Driver Week.
This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 11-17.
Throughout the week, police officers will monitor drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles who commit risky driving. The identified unsafe drivers will be stopped and issued a warning.
The data shows that interactions with law enforcement help reduce the risk of road accidents. Throughout Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel aim to make our roads safer.
This year CVSA will focus on speeding.
Despite a drop in roadway travel last year due to the pandemic, nationally, traffic fatalities increased.
According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) preliminary estimates, the estimated rate of death on roads last year increased 24% over the previous 12-month period. The increase in the rate of death is the highest estimated year-over-year jump NSC has calculated in almost one hundred years.
Law enforcement will monitor the dangerous behavior of drivers, such as reckless or aggressive driving, distracted driving, improper lane changes, failure to obey traffic control devices, failure to use a seat belt, and evidence of drunk or drugged driving.
Last year, during Operation Safe Driver Week, 10,736 traffic warnings were issued to commercial vehicle drivers.