Operation Safe Driver Week is almost here. The “enforcement safety initiative” will be carried out across the country, resulting in one of the largest commercial vehicle enforcement blitzes of the year.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) heads up the program every year. But unlike CVSA’s other enforcement blitzes, Operation Safe Driver encourages law enforcement to target non-CMV drivers who are engaging in “unsafe driving behaviors” as well.
Despite the rise in COVID-19 infections in the U.S., everything will be going ahead as planned. Operation Safe Driver Week will last from July 12th through July 18th. Last year, CMV enforcement officers in the U.S. and Canada issued 46,752 citations and 87,624 warnings to drivers for traffic violations during Safe Driver Week.
In part because of COVID-19, roadways have been less congested in recent months. That has led to a noticeable up-tick in speeding violations. According to CVSA, speeding will be given special attention during Operation Safe Driver Week.
“To address this alarming trend of increased speeding on our roadways during the pandemic, CVSA selected speeding as the focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week,” reads a CVSA statement.
You can read more about Safe Driver Week on the CVSA website.