Operation Safe Driver Week: July 7-13 | Committed to Road Safety

July 7, 2024
Safe Driving Practices for Operation Safe Driver Week

The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week is “a safe-driving enforcement and outreach initiative aimed at improving driving behaviors through educational and traffic-enforcement strategies and driver interactions with law enforcement.” (Source)

This year’s focus will be addressing reckless, careless, or dangerous truckload driving. Risky and unsafe driving practices include: speeding, distracted driving, tailgating, impaired driving, and more.

Reckless driving occurs when a driver operates a vehicle with blatant disregard for the safety of individuals or property. Careless or Dangerous driving involves inadequate attention to road safety. It also involves lack of care, attention, and consideration for fellow motorists and pedestrians. Consequently, authorities will pull over offenders and may issue warnings or citations.

Improving Our Roadways

The CVSA states that, “Operation Safe Driver Week aims to improve the safety of our roadways through proactive driver safety outreach and education, and by addressing unsafe driving behaviors through responsive traffic enforcement when drivers are identified engaging in dangerous driving behaviors on our roadways.” (Source)

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 42,795 fatal traffic crashes in the United States in 2022. The administration also states that while high-visibility communication and outreach are essential to these safety programs, they will not improve unless authorities vigorously enforce them.

Limited Distracted Driving

It is important to practice safe and focused driving behaviors every time you get behind the wheel. There are a few things you can do to limit the distractions around you when on the road:

  • Pay close attention to your surroundings using your mirrors
  • Practice safety by securing cargo that may move around while in motion
  • Keep to the speed limit
  • Cut out distractions such as texting, loud music, etcetera
  • Follow the “2-second rule” to set a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead of you
  • Build extra time into your driving trip in case of unexpected delays such as traffic, accidents, stops for food, drink, or bathroom breaks

At Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth, we share the CVSA’s commitment to ensuring the safety of every driver on the road. Join us in supporting Operating Safe Driver by evaluating your own driving habits. Make a positive impact by staying focused and following all road rules. Together, we can create safer roads for everyone.

Learn more about our locations, here: Coopersburg KenworthLiberty Kenworth of SwedesboroTRP Pottstown, and Liberty Kenworth of Bristol.