Operation Safe Driver Week, July 12-18

Posted on 6/26/2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is going on as scheduled, running from July 12-18.Law enforcement, during this week-long event, will have an extra keen eye out for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors – both warnings and citations will be issued, which will impact CSA scores.

To help you prepare your drivers for this heightened law enforcement presence, as well as helping them engage in safe driving practices, Aim will be hosting a webinar, led by Aim Vice President of Safety and Compliance Ron Bourque, on July 7, at 3 p.m. (ET). This invitation extends to both Aim customers and anyone who would benefit from expertly delivered driver safety information pertaining to Driver Safety Week. Sign up here.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states were operating under some form of stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders. By its nature, this meant significantly less traffic on roadways. Yet, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more open roadways caused reckless driving to increase.

In fact, in the five largest U.S. metropolitan areas, average speeds measured in the first week of April increased significantly. Moreover, in those same areas, average speeds on interstate highways, state highways and expressways increased by as much as 75%.

Operating under the slogan, “Late won’t kill you, Speeding will,” the CVSA will make speeding the main focus this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week. Along with speeding, some of the high-risk driving behaviors law enforcement will also track are:

  • Distracted driving
  • No seatbelt
  • Following too closely
  • Improper lane change
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices
  • Evidence of drunk or drugged driving

Aside from attending Aim’s free webinar, Aim customers can always contact their local Aim representative with any safety- or compliance-related questions or concerns. For non-Aim customers, you can always reach out to your local agency that oversees commercial motor vehicle safety.