Operation Safe Driver Week 2020
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week aims to reduce high-risk driving behaviors through traffic enforcement strategies.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled this year, taking place July 12-18. During this week, law enforcement across North America will be looking for drivers engaging in unsafe behaviors. These drivers will be pulled over and issued a warning or citation.
Focus on Speeding
When the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year and traffic on the roadways decreased, speeding violations in the five largest U.S. metropolitan areas began to rise at an alarming rate. According to data reported by Reuters, the average speed on interstate highways, state highways and expressways in those areas increased by as much as 75% compared to January and February. That’s why the CVSA chose speeding as this year’s area of focus. “It’s essential that this enforcement initiative, which focuses on identifying and deterring unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, go on as scheduled,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police.
In addition to speeding, the CSVA notes law enforcement will also track other examples of dangerous driver behaviors during the special enforcement operation. These behaviors include distracted driving, failure to use a seat belt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, and evidence of drunk or drugged driving.
Local Safe Driver Events
To find local events supporting Operation Safe Driver Week, contact the agency or department responsible for jurisdiction in your area.
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