The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a nonprofit association dedicated to commercial road safety, has released the results of Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual exercise conducted in cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. This year’s event (October 16-22, 2016) yielded data collected by more than 3,000 law enforcement officials.
Commercial vehicle operators can be interested to learn of the most common violations cited against CMV drivers during the week. From first place to fifth, these were: state and local moving violations, speeding, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to use a seatbelt, and use of a handheld mobile phone. Together these accounted for more than 93 percent of the citations or warnings issued.
Other statistics and citations compiled apply both to commercial and private drivers. For a full report from the CVSA on the week’s findings, visit- http://cvsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016-Operation-Safe-Driver-Week-Results-Chart.pdf.
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