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Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, July 10-16, law enforcement in the U.S., Canada and Mexico will be on roadways issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, drunk or drugged driving, etc.

“The rising fatalities on our roadways are a national crisis; we cannot and must not accept these deaths as inevitable,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a press release.

In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest annual traffic crash report, showing that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide in 2020 – the highest number of fatalities since 2007. While the number of crashes and traffic injuries declined overall, fatal crashes increased by 6.8%.

A key finding in the report was a 17% increase in speed-related fatalities. Consequently, speeding, in particular, will be a dangerous driving behavior that officers will identify and target during Operation Safe Driver Week.

Operation Safe Driver Week was created by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with support from federal agencies in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., to improve the driving behaviors of all drivers and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on our roadways through educational and traffic enforcement strategies.

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