From Transport Topics.
Law enforcement officers and inspectors nabbed more than 66,000 drivers engaging in unsafe behavior on U.S. and Canadian roadways, issuing more than 71,000 warnings and citations as part of Operation Safe Driver Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Sept. 2.
The stepped-up enforcement event, which took place July 12-18, was CVSA’s first special initiative of the year after postponements and cancellations of other enforcement campaigns due to COVID-19.
“However, despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, 3,681 enforcement officers from 55 Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions interacted with 29,921 commercial motor vehicle drivers and 36,500 passenger vehicle drivers during this year’s special enforcement event,” CVSA said in a statement.
The percentage of crashes involving some type of driver-related behavior is estimated at 94%. CVSA — in partnership with the federal government, the law enforcement community and the motor carrier industry — launched Operation Safe Driver to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from dangerous driving.
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