Organization targets aggressive driving habits

Nov 18, 2010

Trucks and cars have to use the same roads

Car drivers and commercial motor vehicle operators have to share the road. Every year, many people die in accidents involving transportation vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier's Safety Administration are setting out to educate motorists of both types of vehicles on the dangers of aggressive driving.

The team has created Operation Safe Driver to spearhead educational and outreach efforts. CVSA executive director Stephen Keppler says all motorists must be vigilant with their driving habits.

"Inattention, poor awareness of traffic conditions and unsafe maneuvers by drivers are leading causes of fatal crashes between passenger cars and commercial vehicles, according to the FMCSA," says Keppler.

Keppler added that despite the fact that highway deaths have declined, motorists are exhibiting poor driving practices. Frequent exposure to unsafe drivers can put a person at a higher risk of getting into an accident. Those whose livelihood is dependent on frequently being on the road should consider purchasing life insurance. Such coverage can provide peace of mind for the policyholder, knowing loved ones will be taken care of financially in the event of a fatal accident.

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