Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be during the week of October 16-22, 2016. The week is dedicated to spotlighting unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.

2015 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

In 2015, law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 CMV drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers. Here are the top 5 warnings and citations for each group:

The top five warning and citations issued to CMV drivers:

  1. Size and weight
  2. Speeding
  3. Failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device
  5. Using a handheld phone

The top five warnings and citations issued to passenger vehicle drivers:

  1. Speeding
  2. Failure to use a seatbelt
  3. Failure to obey traffic control device
  4. Following too closely
  5. Improper lane change

Preparing for Safe Driver Week 2016

It’s never a bad idea to take the time and review safe driving practices with your company drivers. With a month left before the safe driver blitz, be sure to review any and all safety materials deemed necessary. It is very important that your drivers know the company’s policies on such things as cellphone usage in the truck, passenger programs, and more.

Truck Writers works with its clients to prepare safety manuals and documents for their companies. Truck Writers also tailors all of its insurance quotes to find the best coverages at the best rates. To learn more about Truck Writers insurance services, please visit our website today.

The CVSA – in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state, provincial and local law enforcement, and industry – launched the Operation Safe Driver campaign in 2007 to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and cars. To learn more about the CVSA, visit their website.

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