The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz will take place the week of October 16th through 22nd.

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.

The Operation Safe Driver program was created to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths involving trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors. Drivers should anticipate an increased presence from traffic and law enforcement officials during this week.

Law enforcement will be looking for unsafe driving behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, failure to use a seat belt, failure to obey traffic signs, improper lane change and more.

During the 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week, more than 21,000 vehicles, including trucks and cars, were pulled over, and more than 19,000 roadside inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles.

The top five warnings and citations given to commercial drivers during the 2015 event were size and weight, speeding, failure to use seat belt, failure to obey traffic control device and using a handheld phone.

Make sure you check out some of our articles about safe driving, how to anticipate danger on the road and ways that companies can keep their drivers safe while on the road.

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