Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Operation Safe Driver WeekJanuary 27, 2016
Crack Down on Reckless Driving Behaviors
Recently, law enforcement officers throughout the United States inspected 19,480 commercial vehicles and drivers. This effort was part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week that occurred last October. The total number of inspections was down from 2014’s Operation Safe Driver Week, where 24,184 inspections were completed. On January 5, 2016, CVSA announced the following results of 2015’s operation Safe Driver Week:
- 13,807 commercial vehicles inspected
- 4,062 citations and 3,923 warnings
- 1,243 size and weight citations and 497 warnings
- 404 speeding citations and 877 warnings
- 580 seatbelt citations and 112 warnings
According to the CVSA President, Operation Safe Driver Week aims to prevent unsafe driving behaviors that result in lost lives through driver enforcement and education. Arkansas Highway Police spokesman said that their mission, in cooperation with CVSA, is to make roadways as safe as possible for motorists by ensuring traffic laws are enforced. This includes making sure that drivers are operating their vehicles safely, especially when they are in or around large trucks and buses. The Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) thanked the CVSA and its members for their help in partnering with other agencies and governments to combat unsafe driving behaviors in trucking and promote safety.
Additional statistics for Operation Safe Driver Week include:
- The percentage of commercial vehicles given speeding warnings or citations increased from 5.8% to 9.3%
- The percentage of warnings or citations given for failing to obey traffic control devices increased from 2.5% to 3.9%
- The percentage of commercial vehicles pulled over and given seatbelt warnings or citations increased from 2.8% to five percent
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