In collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is bringing Operation Safe Driver Week to New York and around the country the week of Oct. 16. The annual event is meant to help increase driver awareness about bad driving and to decrease the incidence of injury accidents.
Authorities across the country will be increasing their enforcement of a variety of different traffic violations. Officers will be watching closely for speeding, improperly changing lanes, running red lights or stop signs, following other drivers too closely, failing to wear seat belts and distracted driving, among others. The CVSA will also engage in a variety of educational activities geared towards motorists during the week.
According to a study conducted by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration, as much as 93 percent of passenger car accidents and 88 percent of those involving commercial trucks are caused by negligent driving behaviors. People who would like to learn more about the enforcement activities that will happen during Operation Safe Driver Week can call their local law enforcement agencies.
Truck accidents can be very severe, causing catastrophic injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles. People who are injured in such accidents often face life-changing disabilities. Some of them may never be able to return to work and may have suffered a severe amount of pain. When it can be determined that the accident was caused by a truck driver who was impaired, speeding, drowsy or otherwise negligent, a personal injury attorney could be of assistance in seeking compensation for the losses that a victim has sustained through the filing of a lawsuit naming the driver and in some cases the trucking company itself as defendants.