Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week from July 14 to 20. The enforcement and education campaign targets unsafe driving behaviors of commercial truck, bus, and passenger vehicle drivers.

This year’s event will focus on the dangers of speeding.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2016 reports that “Speeding of Any Kind” was the most frequent driver-related factor in fatal crashes for large truck and passenger vehicle drivers. The study attributes speeding to 32 percent of crashes involving large truck drivers and 89 percent involving passenger vehicle drivers. According to CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities . . . That is unacceptable, especially because it’s preventable. We will continue to educate the public on the dangers of speeding and we will identify individuals who are speeding on our roadways and may issue citations as a deterrent to future speeding tendencies and to affect diver behavior.”