Size and weight top CMV citations; cars speed more, Operation Safe Driver finds.

Jan 8, 2016 0 Comments in Uncategorized by

1/8/2016

Reminder of the week.

Size and weight top CMV citations; cars speed more, Operation Safe Driver finds.

Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week.

In addition, 19,480 North American Standard Roadside Inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified inspectors on commercial drivers and vehicles.

Operation Safe Driver is a CVSA program aimed at decreasing the number of fatalities and injuries from crashes on North American roadways caused by unsafe driving behaviors by both CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week -a seven day enforcement and awareness campaign conducted on Oct. 18-24, 2015 data was collected by 2,789 law enforcement officials at 706 locations across the United States and Canada.

There also were outreach, educational and awareness events throughout the week at high schools, state capitals, state fairs, truck rodeos, sporting events and other locations.

Officers found that passenger vehicle drivers speed significantly more than CMV drivers. Passenger vehicle drivers were issued a warning or citation for speeding 27.3 percent of the time, versus 9.3 percent for CMV drivers.


The top five warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers were:

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

The top five warnings and citations issued to non-CMV (passenger vehicle) drivers were:

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

Source: The Trucker News Services

Thank You! BE SAFE OUT THERE! 

Klemens Kuqi

Compliance Manger