WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and other law enforcement agencies are teaming up to target aggressive drivers next week as part of ‘Operation Safe Driver.’
The North America-wide safety blitz will be conducted from Oct. 19-25 and will focus on motorists as well as commercial vehicle drivers.
“In large truck crashes where one or more deaths result from the crash, 88% of the time it is attributable to driver error by both car and truck drivers. Operation Safe Driver will have a razor sharp focus on targeting and taking aggressive enforcement action for poor decisions made by drivers of commercial vehicles and those four-wheelers operating unsafely around them,” said Stephen F. Campbell, executive director of the CVSA. “We are also rolling out education and awareness strategies to combat this epidemic. Far too many deaths are occurring, and it is unacceptable to stand by and watch the carnage continue.”
In addition to the CVSA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and state, provincial and local police departments will all take part in the blitz. For more information, see www.cvsa.org/safedriver.
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