How to Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2017

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) started Operation Safe Driver Week in an effort to help reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries attributed to unsafe driving behaviors.

This year, Operation Safe Driver Week is happening October 15-21.

2016 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

In 2016, CMV safety enforcement officials issued warnings or citations to 20,648 CMV and passenger-vehicle drivers. Here were the top five warnings and citations for each group:

The top five warning and citations issued to CMV drivers:

  1. State and local moving violations
  2. Speeding
  3. Failure to obey traffic control device
  4. Failing to use a seat belt while operating CMV
  5. Using a handheld phone

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

  1. Speeding
  2. State and local moving violations
  3. Failing to use a seat belt
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device
  5. Inattentive and/or careless driving

Preparing for Operation Safe Driver Week 2017

It’s never a bad idea to take the time to review safe driving practices with company drivers. With less than a month 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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