This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is set for July 11-17 and will focus on speeding. During this week, law enforcement will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicles engaging in aggressive and risky driving. Any drivers whose activity is identified as unsafe will be pulled over and cited or warned.
The CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) has selected speeding as its prime focus this year. According to National Safety Council estimates, the rate of death on roads last year increased 24%, the highest jump in death rate in 96 years. Speeding claims a significant percentage of traffic fatalities, and data shows that a 10 mph increase in speed increases the risk of crash by over 9%. Due to the sharp increase in fatal accidents in 2020, this year’s emphasis is on speeding.
Not Limited to Speeding
While the focus is primarily on speeding, law enforcement will also be tracking reckless, unsafe driving, including distracted driving, improper lane changes, failure to wear a seat belt, and driving under the influence.
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