The government has re-opened just in time for the Operation Safe Driver inspection blitz. Unlike some other inspection blitzes, this one also targets unsafe driving of four wheelers near large commercial motor vehicles.
This year’s turnout is scheduled to be similar to last year’s which saw 40,000 drivers get stopped by law enforcement officers nationwide. The inspections will be taking place at 1,245 locations in both the United States and Canada. As always, there will be an increased emphasis on cracking down on distracted driving.
According to the program’s website, the stated objective is to “increase commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement; safety belt enforcement; driver roadside inspections; driver regulatory compliance; implementation of commercial driver educational and awareness programs to the motor carrier population; and, awareness to the motoring public about safe operations around commercial motor vehicles.”
The blitz will be running from Sunday the 20th through Saturday the 26th of October.
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