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CVSA Releases 2021 Operation Safe Driver Week Results

Law enforcement officers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. stopped 46,058 passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors during CVSA’s 2021 Operation Safer Driver Week safety initiative.

CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2021-2022

Capt. John Broers is the new president of the Alliance, Maj. Chris Nordloh is CVSA’s vice president, and Sgt. John Samis moves into his three-year commitment as past president. Col. Russ Christoferson, with the Montana Department of Transportation, was elected by the membership to the position of secretary.

It’s Brake Safety Week

Commercial motor vehicle law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be cataloging and submitting brake inspection and violation data to CVSA for Brake Safety Week, a vehicle safety initiative focused on the inspection and identification of brake violations in commercial motor vehicles. The results will be released later in the year and will include the brake-related out-of-service rates for the week, along with data on chafing air brake hose/tubing violations, the focus area for this year’s Brake Safety Week.

CVSA Releases 2021 International Roadcheck Results

More than 40,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections were conducted May 4-6 for International Roadcheck. Approximately 83.5% of the commercial motor vehicles examined had no out-of-service violations. However, inspectors had to remove 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways – a 16.5% vehicle and 5.3% driver out-of-service rate – over that three-day period after the discovery of out-of-service violations during inspections.

Inspectors Remove More Than 1,200 Commercial Motor Vehicles With Critical Brake Violations From Roadways During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26. Inspectors tracked and reported this data to CVSA for Brake Safety Day, the Alliance’s unannounced one-day inspection and enforcement initiative focused on brake systems.

It’s Operation Safe Driver Week

Today, July 11, is the start of Operation Safe Driver Week, a safe-driving awareness, outreach and enforcement campaign aimed at reducing crashes through interventions between law enforcement officials and unsafe drivers.