CVSA Reveals TOP 5 Citations Handed Out to CMV Drivers During Recent Crackdown

Greenbelt, MD – Today, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from one of its recent week-long enforcement blitzes.

The CVSA conducted it’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week from July 12 to July 18 and reports that law enforcement issued more than 70,000 warnings and citations.


The enforcement blitz focused on speeding as well as other dangerous driver behaviors including distracted driving, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, and evidence of drunk or drugged driving.

As part of the campaign, 3,681 enforcement officers from 55 Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions interacted with 29,921 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and 36,500 passenger vehicle drivers.

Officers issued a total of 71,343 warnings and citations throughout the week, comprised of 42,857 traffic enforcement violations and 28,486 other state/local driver violations.


CMV Driver Results

CMV drivers were issued 4,659 citations and 6,077 warnings for traffic enforcement violations resulting from the 29,921 interactions with law enforcement officials.

The top five traffic enforcement citations given to CMV drivers were:

1. Speeding/violation of basic speed law/driving too fast for the conditions (2,339)

2. Failure to use seat belt while operating commercial motor vehicle (1,003)

3. Failure to obey traffic control device (617)

4. Using a hand-held phone/texting (269)

5. Improper lane change (122)


Passenger Vehicle Driver Results

Passenger vehicle drivers received 17,329 citations and 14,792 warnings for traffic enforcement violations, totaling 32,121 warnings and citations.

Speeding/driving too fast for the conditions was by far the most cited passenger vehicle driver behavior with 14,378.

Altogether, passenger vehicle drivers and CMV drivers received a total of 21,988 traffic enforcement citations and 20,869 warnings during 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week.



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