CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week 2022
- July 5, 2022
- Posted by: Rachel DeLaune
- Category: Fleet Safety
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance’s
Operation Safe Driver Week
Operation Safe Driver Week is a safe-driving awareness and outreach initiative aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement strategies and interactions with law enforcement.
The next Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16, 2022.
Throughout 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. Identified unsafe drivers will be pulled over and issued a citation or warning.
Data shows that traffic stops and interactions with law enforcement help reduce problematic driving behaviors. By making contact with drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement personnel aim to make our roadways safer by targeting high-risk driving behaviors.
Companies should educate drivers on safe driving practices not only to prevent being cited during Safe Driver Week but to reduce the overall risk of motor vehicle accidents, which is the number one cause of workplace fatalities.
2022 Focus Area: Speeding
Last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released its latest annual traffic crash report, showing a significant increase in speed-related fatalities. Consequently, speeding, in particular, will be a dangerous driving behavior that officers will target during Operation Safe Driver Week. Other dangerous driving behaviors law enforcement will be looking for include:
- Distracted Driving
- Failure to Use a Seatbel
- Following Too Closely
- Improper Lane Change
- Reckless or Aggressive Driving
- Drunk or Drugged Driving
For assistance with reducing risk related to motor vehicle accidents, or any commercial vehicle compliance needs, please contact RiskWise.