Safe Driver Week - July 12-18

In 2020, The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week runs from 12 to 18 July.

For a week, risky behavior is monitored on the roads through North America. CVSA has selected speeding as the primary offense for Safe Driver's Week this year.

According to the Governor's Highway Traffic Safety Association, restricted traffic during a global pandemic could produce drivers' ignorance of regulations and especially speed limits.

From March to April, the traffic volume dropped significantly. However, the average speed on the roads increased by 75% compared to January and February. 

John Samis, the CVSA President, said that this enforcement initiative is made to distinguish and prevent unsafe driving. "As passenger transport drivers are limiting their travel to necessary trips and many commercial motor vehicle drivers are busy transporting vital goods to stores, it's more important than ever to monitor our roadways for safe transport."

It's not just speeding that's tracked throughout the week. Other dangerous driver activities are controlled as well, including distracted driving, absence of a seat belt, improper lane changes, reckless or aggressive driving, drunk driving, or drug-related driving.

By Denis Kirston
20 / 07 / 2020
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