2020 Safe Driver Week Results From Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released its results from the 2020 Safe Driver Week that took place during July 12-18. Law enforcement detected 66,421 drivers perform various unsafe driving behaviors during this event. There were a total of 71,343 citations and warnings issued that consisted of traffic or state violations such as speeding, distracted driving, failure to wear a seat belt while driving and many other offenses.
Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers obtained 4,659 citations and 6,077 warnings for traffic enforcement violations. Passenger vehicle drivers received 17,329 citations and 14,792 warnings for traffic enforcement violations. The remaining violations and warnings were issued for other state/local violations. Speeding was the focus of this year’s Safe Driver Week and also the most cited traffic violation. CMV drivers received 2,339 citations and 3,423 warnings and passenger drivers received 14,378 citations and 11,456 warnings of the focused subject.
The top 5 citations CMV drivers received were:
- Speeding/driving too fast for the driving conditions – 2,339
- Failure to wear seat belt while driving a CMV – 1,003
- Failure to obey traffic control device – 617
- Using a hand-held phone/texting – 269
- Improper lane change – 122
For the complete results, visit the CVSA article on their website.