Emphasis on Speeding!!!
During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Association (CVSA) selected speeding as its focus this year because, despite a drop in roadway travel last year due to the pandemic, nationally, traffic fatalities have increased. The estimated rate of death on roads last year increased 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%. The increase in the rate of death is the highest estimated year-over-year jump the National Safety Council has calculated in 96 years.
In addition to speeding, law enforcement personnel will be tracking other dangerous driver behaviors throughout Operation Safe Driver Week, such as:
- Reckless or aggressive driving.
- Distracted driving.
- Following too closely.
- Improper lane change.
- Failure to obey traffic control devices.
- Failure to use a seat belt.
- Evidence of drunk or drugged driving.
We expect all of our truck drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Please use Safe Driver Week as an opportunity to review and assess your driving to ensure bad habits aren’t creeping in.