LANSING, MI – Beginning Sunday, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and passenger vehicle drivers during “Operation Safe Driver Week.”
“Operation Safe Driver Week” is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership nationally with government, industry and safety organizations. CVSA’s “Operation Safe Driver Week” was created to help decrease the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors like speeding and distracted and aggressive driving.
“We continue to work on traffic initiatives to reduce deadly accidents involving CMVs. “Operation Safe Driver Week” is another great example of a program that focuses on addressing this problem and moving Michigan Toward Zero Deaths,” said Capt. Michael A. Krumm, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED).
This effort is part of the department’s participation in Towards Zero Deaths (TZD), which is the United States highway safety vision. It unites stakeholders from engineering, enforcement, education and emergency medical services with the common goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero. You can learn more at www.towardzerodeaths.org.