Passenger vehicle and truck drivers in Connecticut should know about Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual event held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. It is a period of increased enforcement of traffic laws, and it affects all drivers in North America. Drivers caught engaging in dangerous behaviors will be issued a warning or citation.
This year, the event will be held from July 14 to 20, and its special focus will be on speeding. Speeding is a factor in 94% of traffic crashes, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found back in 2015. NHTSA also found that in 2017, speeding contributed to 26% of traffic fatalities, or a total of 9,717 deaths.