What drivers need to know about Operation Safe Driver Week 2022
This year Operation Safe Driver Week take place from 10 to 16 July. Law enforcement officers in Canada, Mexico and the US will be on the roads throughout the week issuing warnings to commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.
Statistics show that the number of deaths related to speeding has increased by 17%. Consequently, officers will pay special attention to speed violators.
“The rising fatalities on our roadways are a national crisis; we cannot and must not accept these deaths as inevitable,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Important facts about Safe Driver Week:
- Operation Safe Driver Week takes place annually in the US, Mexico and Canada.
- The purpose of Operation Safe Driver Week is to reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on North American roadways.
- Law enforcement agencies will be targeting both commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.
- The area of special emphasis for Operation Safe Driver Week 2022 is speeding.
- Law enforcement will also be on the lookout for other dangerous driving behaviors, including distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, and drunk or drugged driving.
- During Operation Safe Driver Week 2021, law enforcement pulled over 28,148 commercial motor vehicles and 17,910 passenger vehicles.
- During Operation Safe Driver Week 2021, law enforcement issued 10,486 warnings and 16,863 citations.
Operation Safe Driver Week was created by CVSA with the support of Canadian, Mexican and US federal agencies, road carriers and transportation safety organizations.
Annual reports show that engaging with law enforcement helps drivers be more knowledgeable behind the wheel.