CVSA Safe Driver Week

CVSA’s Safe Driver Week Coming Up

July 12-18, 2020

Hate to break it to you but, there’s no “cancel culture” when it comes to driver safety. After being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CVSA’s Safe Driver Week has been rescheduled for July 12-18 and will focus on speeding. CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week aims to reduce high-risk driving behaviors through traffic enforcement strategies.

Law enforcement and inspectors throughout North America will be out in full force looking for unsafe drivers on roadways, specifically targeting speeding drivers. As usual, drivers in violation will be pulled over and may be issued a warning or citation, according to CVSA.

CVSA Safe Driver Week 2019

During last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, officers issued 46,752 citations and 87,624 warnings to drivers for traffic enforcement violations.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, less traffic may have encouraged some drivers to ignore traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many jurisdictions are seeing a severe spike in speeding. The average speed increased as much as 75% in five of the largest US metropolitan areas. 

“It’s essential that this enforcement initiative, which focuses on identifying and deterring unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, go on as scheduled,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the Delaware State Police. “As passenger vehicle drivers are limiting their travel to necessary trips and many commercial motor vehicle drivers are busy transporting vital goods to stores, it’s more important than ever to monitor our roadways for safe transport.”

Although speeding will be this year’s main focus for the CVSA Safe Driver Week, officers will also be on the lookout for other dangerous driver behaviors such as distracted driving, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic control devices, evidence of drunk or drugged driving, etc.

How an Edge Computing Telematics Unit Can Help Reduce Bad Driver Behaviors 

As a CDL driver, you are ultimately responsible for your actions and driving behavior behind the wheel. There are ways to improve your driving behavior with the use of edge computing technology devices. Edge computing technology allows for the computations and processing of data to be done physically closer to the source. In this case, edge computing ELD means that the data is processed directly in the cab of the truck via the ELD hardware and Bluetooth connection to the My20 App. 

Edge computing in telematics has several advantages such as increased data speed, increased reliability, improved security, and lower expenses. Increased data speed and reliability allow fleets to access real-time driver behavior data and reports. With the use of real-time GPS, fleet administrators and managers are able to help manage driver routes and drive time. With ELD technology in the cab, drivers and fleet administrators are also able to see driver behavior such as speeding, hard braking, and rapid acceleration. 

The safety of your fleet should be a top priority for you and your drivers. With advanced technology such as edge computing ELDs and dashcams, you are able to detect and correct poor driver behavior making the annual CVSA driver safety week less stressful.

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