When did you last speed through an intersection on a yellow light? Or take a chance on turning left through oncoming traffic? We all have a responsibility to abide by the laws of the road. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver program enforces these laws to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors.
Unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and passenger-vehicle drivers continue to be the leading cause of crashes. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” cites driver behavior as the critical reason for more than 88% of large truck crashes and 93% of passenger vehicle crashes.
Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 14-20, 2019. Law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by CMV and passenger-vehicle drivers.
We’ve put together the 5 W’s of the CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week
Who: CVSA, Law enforcement personnel will keep an eye out for all drivers on the road.
What: “Being late won’t kill you, but speeding will.” During the CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement jurisdictions throughout North America will lookout for dangerous behaviors especially speeding.
When: July 14th to 20th, 2019
Where: North America
Why: Educate the public on the dangers of speeding, enforce the laws and regulations of transporting goods and promote road safety.
Do’s and don’ts
Examples of dangerous driver behaviors tracked throughout Operation Safe Driver Week:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to use a seatbelt
- Following too closely
- Improper lane change
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
Remember the 3 essentials for safe driving:
- Eyes on the road
- Hands on the wheels
- Mind on driving
Want to learn more? Read about Operation Safe Driver Week!