US law enforcement officers issued 3,158 citations and 4,420 warnings to commercial vehicle drivers during their seven-day enforcement activities each year in July.
Officers participating in the Operation Safe Driver Week Safety Initiative of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) have attracted a total of 23,871 commercial vehicle drivers who have stated that the association is engaged in unsafe driving behavior.
Officers also towed more than 9,366 passenger cars and issued 9,106 citations and 4,018 warnings to passenger car drivers.
CVSA’s Safe Driver Week was held July 11-17 in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The top five citations issued to commercial vehicle drivers are:
- Speed / speed too fast for the condition, 1,690 (2,549 warnings issued)
- No seatbelts, 1,225 (954 warnings issued)
- Did not follow traffic equipment, 522 (869 warning issued)
- Mobile phone text message / use, 344 (336 warnings issued)
- Inappropriate lane change, 122
Officers also issued 310 warnings to follow too closely.
In Canada, police officers involved more than 1,828 commercial vehicle drivers and 7,759 passenger car drivers in dangerous driving behavior, issuing 275 warnings and 4,020 citations. The breakdown is 136 warnings and 593 citations for commercial vehicle drivers and 139 warnings and 3,427 citations for passenger car drivers.
In Mexico, police have pulled more than 2,449 commercial and 785 passenger car drivers for unsafe driving behavior. Officers issued a total of 1,689 warnings and 528 citations. This is 1,115 warnings and 412 citations for commercial vehicle drivers and 574 warnings and 116 citations for passenger car drivers.
“Most crashes are known to be caused by the driver, so the best way to prevent a crash is to start with the driver that is causing it,” said Captain John Blowers of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. “If you look at a police car and the driver slows down in a high-risk collision area on the road, place a police car in that area. When the police stop and the driver becomes more conscientious, our Police officers will pull out dangerous drivers. We will continue to play our part in making the road as safe as possible. “
Over 3,000 citations issued to US CMV operators during Safe Driver Week
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