The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its Operation Safe Driver Program next week, July 15-21. During the week-long program, safety personnel will keep a lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. The CVSA hopes to work toward zero deaths on roadways across the nation.
Throughout the week, safety personnel will be tracking dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, texting, distracted driving, failure to use seatbelt while operating a vehicle, following vehicles too closely, failure to obey traffic control devices, improper lane change, and additional behaviors that put drivers at risk.
According to a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes are a result of driver behavior. The CVSA created the Operation Safe Driver program to help reduce the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries due to unsafe behaviors.
Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by the CVSA, in partnership with the FMCSA, and with the support from industry and transportation safety organizations. It aims to help improve the behavior of all drivers operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner through educational and traffic enforcement strategies. For more information about the program, visit cvsa.org.