Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. Targets “Aggressive and Reckless Driving”

Little Rock, AR – A 13-state safety enforcement crackdown is underway with the purpose of reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and targeting aggressive and reckless drivers.

Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign began on March 3 and will be conducted through March 5 throughout 13 states which include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. enforcement efforts will be conducted along interstates in the above states.

 

Law enforcement will focus on driver behaviors that include: aggressive driving, unlawful speed, following too close, improper passing/lane change, failing to move-over, failing to wear a safety belt, distracted driving, driving under the influence and hours of service (HOS) violations.


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In addition, authorities in Texas are also conducting a coordinated effort between Department of Public Safety Commercial Vehicle Enforcement inspectors and Highway Patrol Troopers.

The 3-day enforcement campaign is called “Texas Thunder” and seeks to crackdown on CMVs for “equipment and other hazardous violations.”

2-Week Blitz in Kentucky

Though not a part of the 13-state enforcement campaign, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Division is also engaged in a two-week statewide enforcement blitz targeting aggressive driving behaviors.

 

KSP’s Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Blitz, began March 1, and will target drivers (both passenger car and commercial vehicle) who exhibit “aggressive behaviors,” such as improper lanes changes, speeding, following too closely, not leaving enough space to pass and failure to yield the right-of-way.

TACT enforcement and public information efforts are funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 


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