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Speeding: The greatest danger on the road

Speeding: The greatest danger on the road



This dangerous commercial and passenger-vehicle behavior occupied first place of violations in number of citations and also warnings in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week that took place during July. Followed by Failure to use a seat belt.
The main citations made by passengers-vehicle drivers + CMVs drivers were:

  • Number 1: Speeding – 11,039 citations
  • Number 2: Failure to use seat belt – 2,580 citations
  • Number 3: Distracted driving /texting/ using handheld phone – 917 citations
  • Number 4: Failure to obey a traffic control - 858 citations
  • Number 5: Improper Lane change – 386 citations

The main warnings made by passengers-vehicle drivers + CMVs drivers were:

  • Number 1: Speeding – 5,478 warnings
  • Number 2: Failure to use seat belt –1,308 warnings
  • Number 3: Failure to obey a traffic control – 1,069 warnings
  • Number 4: Distracted driving /texting/ using handheld phone- 659 warnings
  • Number 5: Improper Lane change – 682 warnings

During July 11-17 during the Operation Safe Driver Week across Mexico, Canada and the US the law enforcement penalized more than 46,000 drivers, 17,910 passenger vehicles and 28,148 commercial motor vehicles, regarding unsafe behaviors. A total of 10,486 warnings and 16,863 citations were issued.
Top five citations made by CMVs drivers were:

  • Number 1: Speeding – 1,690 citations
  • Number 2: Failure to use seat belt – 1,225 citations
  • Number 3: Failure to obey a traffic control – 522 citations
  • Number 4: Distracted driving /texting/ using handheld phone- 344 citations
  • Number 5: Improper Lane change – 112 citations

Top five warnings made by CMVs drivers were:

  • Number 1: Speeding – 2,549 warnings
  • Number 2: Failure to use seat belt –954 warnings
  • Number 3: Failure to obey a traffic control – 869 warnings
  • Number 4: Distracted driving /texting/ using handheld - 336 warnings
  • Number 5: Following too closely – 310 warnings

For more information please visit: https://www.cvsa.org/news/2021-osd-week-results/







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Edic.: 172
Autor: El Trailero Magazine
Date: 11/2021


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