Attention, all drivers! Operation Safe Driver Week, which takes place across the United States, Canada and Mexico, is Oct. 18-24, so please be prepared. Drivers can expect an increase in commercial vehicle and non-commercial vehicle traffic enforcement, safety belt enforcement and driver roadside inspections.
Through this week-long initiative, law enforcement will look to improve driver regulatory compliance; implement commercial driver educational and awareness programs to the motor carrier population; educate youth about safely sharing the roads with large trucks and buses; and increase awareness to the general motoring public about safe operations around commercial motor vehicles.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state, provincial and local law enforcement and the industry, first launched the Operation Safe Driver campaign in 2007 in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and cars.
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