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Operation Safe Driver Week is October 19-25th this year. It's one of two October driving campaigns peace officers use to remind drivers of the importance of driving safely on our roadways. A press release by prweb.com revealed, Last year, law enforcement officers stopped 74,765 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the 2013 Operation Safe Driver mobilization week; nearly triple the 26,487 stopped during the 2012 event. The top three reasons warnings and citations were issued were: (1) speeding, (2) failing to use a safety belt, and (3) failure to obey traffic control devices.
Law enforcement officers are gearing up to bring the numbers down. The campaign aims to lower the number of deaths and injuries from crashes involving large trucks and buses and cars. Expect their presence on roads and spread the word, The thirteen actions below will benefit everyone.
1. Wear a seatbelt.
2. Put children in proper restraints.
3. Obey yellow and red lights.
4. Use your turn signal.
5. Know your blindspots.
6. Drive the posted speed limit.
7. Be aware of other drivers and their vehicles.
8. Turn your cell phone off.
9. Be the passenger with a suspended or cancelled license.
10. Be Alert to flashing lights.
11. Yield/stop to emergency vehicles and peace officers.
12. Come to a complete stop at all stop signs.
13. Be the passenger when under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
Safe Travels :-)