During this year`s CSVA`s Operation Safe Driver Week, which will take place from July 14 to July 20 across North America, law enforcement agencies will be attentive to impaired driving. Passenger and commercial vehicles will be in the officers` spotlight, as the CVSA will be looking for dangerous driving. Any driver could receive a citation or warning.
Actions such as not wearing a seatbelt, texting while driving, disobeying traffic signals and unsafe lane changes will be considered infractions, but the focus of this campaign will be speeding. According CSVA, this violation caused about 26% of traffic fatalities in 2017 and during 2018`s campaign 1,908 CMVs drivers received citations for this violation.
According to CSVA`s president chief, Jay Thompson, speeding is a behavior present in US roadways for more than 20 years and it`s totally avoidable. That`s why they will put enforcement effort to educate drivers about the consequences of this infraction and also detect the subjects who are practicing it. Hopefully, the citations issued in relation to this violation will help reduce this behavior in the future.