The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said that law enforcement agencies nationwide will be stepping up traffic enforcement during its “Operation Safe Driver Week,” during Oct. 20-26.
The event is being organized by CVSA in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and support from organizations, including FedEx Corp.
Last year, law enforcement officials engaged with more than 40,000 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers at 1,245 locations across the United States and Canada, according to CVSA. This year’s event is expected to be about the same size.
“We know most of these tragedies are preventable. CVSA is committed to saving lives, and Operation Safe Driver helps us do that. This aggressive, coordinated and far-reaching enforcement effort, coupled with the program’s education and awareness components for drivers of all vehicles, does reduce unsafe and distracted driving behaviors, and that translates to fewer accidents and fatalities,” CVSA President Thomas Fuller, a sergeant with the New York State Police, said in a statement.