A Closer Look at Operation Safe Driver 2017 Results

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The Operation Safe Driver Program aims to combat the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles through educational and enforcement strategies in an effort to improve the driving behaviors of all drivers operating in an unsafe manner, either in or around commercial motor vehicles.

Here is this year’s breakdown in comparison to 2016’s results.

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 (56.7 percent of warnings/citations)
  2. Speeding (19.6 percent)
  3. Failure to obey traffic control device (7.6 percent)
  4. Failing to use a seat belt while operating CMV (7.1 percent)
  5. Using a handheld phone (2.4 percent)

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

  1. Speeding (39.4 percent of warnings/citations)
  2. State and local moving violations (37.1 percent)
  3. Failing to use a seat belt (11.7 percent)
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device (1.9 percent)
  5. Inattentive and/or careless driving (1.5 percent)

2017 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week traffic enforcement, a total of 38,878 citations/warnings were issued to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. An additional 20,315 were issued to passenger vehicle drivers.

The top five warning and citations issued to CMV drivers:

  1. State and local moving violations (84.2 percent of warning/citations)
  2. Speeding (7.4 percent)
  3. Failure to use a seat belt (2.6 percent)
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device (2.5 percent)
  5. Using a handheld phone (0.8 percent)

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

  1. Speeding (43.5 percent of warnings/citations)
  2. State and local moving violations (36.2 percent)
  3. Failure to use a seat belt (9.4 percent)
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device (2.3 percent)
  5. Improper lane change (1.5 percent)

For tips on improving your trucking operation’s safety, check out last week’s post!

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