The results from a recent highway law enforcement campaign showed non-commercial vehicle drivers were cited for speeding at a ratio of nearly 10 to 1, compared to commercial truck drivers.
Enforcement found that non-CMV drivers speed significantly more so than CMV drivers, and issued them a warning or citation for speeding in 52.3 percent of the traffic stops, compared to just 5.8 percent for CMV drivers.
That’s from the Commercial Vehicle safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2014 Operation Safe Driver mobilization campaign. CVSA, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state, provincial and local law enforcement in Canada and the US launched the campaign in 2007.
Law enforcement officers pulled over 59,080 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the effort and 24,184 North American Standard Roadside Inspections were conducted.
Other numbers resulting from the week-long campaign which took place last October:
- The number of warnings and citations per contact to CMV drivers was 0.45 whereas the number of warnings/citations per contact to non-CMV drivers was 1.27 – nearly triple the amount.
- The percentage of warnings and citations issued to CMV drivers for speeding decreased from 7.3 percent in 2013 to 5.8 percent in 2014, while the the percentage issued to non-CMV drivers for speeding also decreased – from 56.0 percent in 2013 to 52.3 percent in 2014.
- The percentage of non-CMV drivers issued warnings and citations for alcohol possession/use/under the influence in 2014 was 1.7 percent, up from 1.5 percent.
Ontario and Quebec are the only two jurisdictions in North America that have rules requiring speed limiters set at 105 km/h be set on all trucks operating in those provinces.