Crackdown On “Speeding” Is Focus Of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week 2019

Greenbelt, Maryland – The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is set for July 14-20.

This year’s emphasis will be on speeding, according to a recent announcement.

The theme of this year’s enforcement blitz is “Late won’t kill you, speeding will.”

“For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police.

 

“That is unacceptable, especially because it’s preventable. We will continue to educate the public on the dangers of speeding, and we will identify individuals who are speeding on our roadways and may issue citations as a deterrent to future speeding tendencies and to affect diver behavior,” Thompson said.

Law enforcement will also be focused on other risky driving behaviors such as: distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, evidence of drunk or drugged driving and more.

During the 2018 blitz, law enforcement pulled over or inspected more than 42,000 commercial vehicle drivers and issued 10,709 citations and 29,908 warnings for unsafe driving.

 

The top five citations issued were for violations of state and local laws (6,008 citations), speeding (1,908), failing to use a seat belt (1,169), failure to obey a traffic control device (754) and using a handheld phone (262).

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