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Operation: SAFE DRIVER WEEK 2023

Results, conclusions, and next's year date.

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Operation Safe Driver Week 2023: Speeding Tops the Charts

Law enforcement officers in the United States and Canada have released the violation data for commercial motor vehicle drivers stopped in a special operation focused on catching speeders during this summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

Speed Kills: Alarming Statistics

Speeding was a top infraction for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers during the stepped-up enforcement effort. Officers issued a combined total in the two countries of 2,219 warnings and 2,024 citations/tickets for speeding.

Speeding accounts for nearly one-third of all fatalities on roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said speeding-related fatalities increased 8% from 2020 to 2021, with 12,330 people killed in 2021 in speeding-related crashes, representing 29% of all traffic fatalities in 2021. Transport Canada said that speeding/driving too fast accounted for 25.3% of all fatal roadway crashes in 2020.

Enforcement Blitz: Stats and Numbers

In total, law enforcement officers in the two countries initiated 11,448 traffic stops of commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers who were engaged in unsafe driving behaviors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s traffic enforcement, safe driving awareness, and educational initiative.

Law enforcement issued a total of 4,494 tickets/citations and 5,756 warnings to drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles during the special operation July 10-16.

Mark Your Calendar: Operation Safe Driver Week 2024

Next year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 7-13.

Driving for Change

The enforcement effort during Operation Safe Driver Week revealed concerning trends in the trucking industry, with multiple violations like seat belt non-compliance, texting while driving, and failure to obey traffic control devices. These findings emphasize the pressing need for improved safety protocols and compliance within the industry.

EasyWay is committed to addressing this need by providing cutting-edge tools and resources to enhance safety measures. Our platform not only ensures compliance with regulations but also offers comprehensive training modules to educate drivers about the importance of adhering to safety guidelines. Through EasyWay, companies can proactively: train their drivers, reducing violations, and accidents, and ultimately, safeguarding lives on our roadways.

 

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