DMV: Operation "Safe Driver" Begins This Week in Connecticut


October 16, 2012 

Operation "Safe Driver" Begins This Week in Connecticut

WETHERSFIELD - Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Safety inspectors this week have stepped up traffic patrols for unsafe large truck and bus drivers as part of Operation Safe Driver. 
DMV’s Commercial Vehicle Safety inspectors are participating in the week-long event, which is an initiative of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.  In Connecticut, Operation Safe Driver will include extra emphasis on motor coach driver safety throughout the state.  
“This special week reminds large truck and bus operators of the needless risks that are taken with aggressive or distracted driving,” said Commissioner Melody A. Currey of the Department of Motor Vehicles. “In addition, all drivers should pay extra attention when driving around commercial vehicles to ensure everyone’s safety. 
DMV personnel will focus on violations such as speeding, following to close, making unsafe lane changes and driving distracted.  Operation Safe Driver, which runs Oct. 14-20, focuses on increasing commercial driver safety performance through enforcement and education.
CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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