Operation Safe Driver Week starts Sunday: What drivers need to know
The major commercial vehicle safety campaign Operation Safe Driver Week starts Sunday.
Traditionally, it takes place in all states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week runs from July 10 to 16. During this period, drivers need to be especially alert on the roads, because the officers will closely monitor all the vehicles.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2022 focuses on speeding.
However, law enforcement will also inspect cars and commercial vehicles for distracted driving, distance violations, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released its annual road traffic accident report, showing that 38,824 people died in road traffic accidents across the country in 2020 – it is the highest number of deaths since 2007. The number of deaths related to speeding increased by 17% during this time. Consequently, speeding, in particular, will be identified by officers during the inspection,” the CVSA press release says.
A year ago, 28,148 commercial vehicles and 17,910 passenger cars were stopped during the same inspection. Also, there were 10,486 warnings and 16,863 fines.