Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct 16-22
In 2013, there were a total of 3,602 deaths as a result of large truck crashes.
- 16% were truck occupants
- 67% were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles
Many of these accidents were the direct results of drivers – both truck and bus drivers, as well as passenger vehicle drivers operating unsafely around them.
During Operation Safe Driving Week, held every October, law enforcement agencies across North America engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle and passenger-vehicle drivers.
Activities are held across the United States, Canada and Mexico with the goal of increasing commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and roadside driver regulatory compliance.
In addition to enforcement, education is an important component of Operation Safe Driver Week. Law enforcement and transportation safety officials offer educational and awareness safety programs to the motor carrier population and the motoring public.
This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is October 16-22, 2016.
For more information about Operation Safe Driving Week, visit: CVSA.org - Operation Safe Driver Week