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DPS participating in: Operation Safe Driver, a week-long effort across North America to increase driver performance through enforcement and education

Week-long enforcement by DPS state-wide from Oct. 17 - 23, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010 -

Operation Safe Driver (OSD) sponsors and partners, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be hosting the following media opportunities at the annual ATA Conference being held at the Phoenix Convention Center, Oct. 17, 18, 19, 2010:

  • Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:30 a.m., Media Availability:

Exhibit Hall opening with fixed displays and booths by sponsors and partners

  • Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., Kickoff Press Conference:

Guided Level I commercial vehicle inspection, one-on-one interview availability and ride-along opportunities with DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers.

DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will come down hard statewide on those caught driving aggressively, both truck and passenger drivers, during the upcoming Operation Safe Driver week: Sunday, October 17th, through Saturday, October 23rd.

OSD Mission

Improve commercial and non-commercial driver behavior and performance through effective enforcement, education and awareness strategies.

OSD Message

Improving highway safety for commercial vehicle operations starts with the driver.
Focusing more attention on commercial and non-commercial operators will save lives.

OSD Objectives

Increase traffic and safety belt enforcement on the drivers of commercial and non-commercial vehicles. Increase roadside inspections of commercial drivers, thus encouraging voluntary compliance with Federal Regulations.
Increase the motoring public’s awareness at large (including younger and inexperienced teen-drivers) about safe driving practices around large trucks and buses, and the extreme dangers of distracted driving.
Implement educational awareness programs for commercial drivers.

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