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‘Dangerous driving’ is the focus of Operation Safe Driver Week

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Greenbelt, MD — Law enforcement officers will have an eye out for reckless, careless or dangerous driving July 7-13 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week.

“Any person who drives a vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is driving recklessly,” CVSA says. “Careless/dangerous driving is defined as operating a vehicle without due care and attention or reasonable consideration for other motorists or people on the road.”

Enforcement personnel in the United States, Canada and Mexico will target commercial and passenger vehicles whose drivers are distracted behind the wheel, following too closely, making improper lane changes, failing to use a seat belt and driving while impaired.

During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week – part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program – law enforcement issued 1,293 citations and 625 warnings for speeding to passenger-vehicle drivers. Truck and bus drivers received 715 citations and 1,575 warnings for speeding.

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