How To Survive The 2020 CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week

The CVSA Operation Safe Driver week is coming up fast!

Truck on interstate preparing for CVSA operation safe driver week 2020

One thing that we can all agree on is that we want the roads to become a safer place with fewer accidents, so more hard-working drivers can make it home to their families. That’s what the CSVA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) is doing by setting up annual safety checks to make sure drivers are operating safely and comply with the laws.

The CSVA’s next safety check will take place during the week of July 12-18, for Operation Safe Driver Week.

Operation Safe Driver Week

As a part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement agencies from all across the nation will take part in increased traffic safety enforcement and make an effort to educate the masses on how to be safer drivers.

If law enforcement personnel identify commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers or their passengers exhibiting unsafe behavior on the road, they will issue warnings or citations.

Examples of what law enforcement personnel will have their eyes out for include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting
  • Failure to wear a seatbelt (for both drivers and passengers)
  • Following too closely
  • Improper lane changing
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices, and more.

The FMCSA has teamed up with CVSA to sponsor Operation Safe Driver Week, with tons of support from safety transportation organizations in the industry with the goal of improving road safety by addressing drivers operating unsafely on an individual basis.

This safety check was created to decrease the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths involving large passenger vehicles like trucks and buses due to unsafe driving habits and behaviors.

What Can You Do To Be a Safer Driver?

You don’t have to wait to practice safer driving techniques. You can make a few simple changes to ensure safer passage for yourself and those around you today with a few simple things to remember.

  • Get enough sleep! Driving tired is the equivalent to driving drunk. 
  • Slow down! Obey the speed limits, they are there for a reason, and that’s to make the roads safer. Plus, driving a little slower will make you more fuel-efficient.
  • Wear your seatbelt all the time and make sure your passengers do too. Those little straps make a major difference when it comes to saving lives.
  • Put down all electronic devices while you’re driving. When you use them you actually take your eyes off the road, which is very dangerous. If you get bored on the road try finding an entertaining trucking podcast or radio station to listen to before you start driving.
  • Give other vehicles enough space on the road. 

Contact ExpressTruckTax

Don’t forget to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 by the August 31st deadline to comply with the law. ExpressTruckTax can help you get your stamped Schedule 1 today!

If you have any questions contact the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com. Also, stay safe out there and thank you for all your hard work. 

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