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Operation Safe Driver Week is underway as law enforcement is out looking for those not driving safely.
According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the seven-day safe-driving campaign works to improve the driving behaviors of both passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers through educational and traffic enforcement.
Examples of dangerous driving behaviors include speeding, driving while using a mobile device, driving aggressively, cutting off others, following too closely, etc.
Those who are not driving safely and are stopped by law enforcement will be issued a warning or citation CVSA says.
While you should always practice safe driving, some states are expected to see increased enforcement during this week.
Those states include: Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia.
In 2020, CVSA reported more than 10,000 citations and warnings were issued to commercial truck drivers. That number dropped slightly to just over 7,5000 citations and warnings for truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week in 2021.
Data shows that speeding violations are always the biggest single contributor to citations and warnings during this time.