Operation Safe Driver Week, July 9-15, 2023, is a safe-driving awareness initiative aimed at improving the driving behaviors of passenger and commercial motor vehicle drivers. This year, Rio Metro is promoting driver safety and awareness through a series of tips from our professional Bus Operators.
Professional Driver Safety Tips
Slow Down to Turn
"Slow down when making a turn. If you miss it, it’s ok. Take your time, turn around, and continue on to where you were going."
- Andrew Bustos, Rio Metro Bus Operator, Valencia County
Inspect Your Vehicle
"Make sure that everything is safe before you drive. Inspect your vehicle. Make sure you have gas, your oil levels are good, your tires have air. Don’t forget to put a smile on your face."
- John Gallegos, Rio Metro Bus Operator, Valencia County
Green Doesn't Always Mean Go
"Don't go immediately after the light turns green. Wait 3 to 5 seconds after a stoplight turns green before entering the intersection to make sure drivers at the other light stop. Watch your speed and don't run a stoplight."
- JR Aragon, Rio Metro Bus Operator, Valencia County
Know Your Vehicle
"Know your vehicle and its condition. Not every vehicle you drive will handle the same. Driving a bus is very different than driving a passenger vehicle. Treat each vehicle as an individual."
- Julian Lucero, Rio Metro Bus Operator, Sandoval County
Follow the Speed Limit
"Always make sure to look both ways and follow the speed limit.”
- Yvonne Perez, Rio Metro Dispatcher/Bus Operator, Valencia County
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About Operation Safe Driver Week
Operation Safe Driver Week is spearheaded by The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). It takes place annually in July. The campaign targets unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers in an effort to combat the number of deaths and injuries from crashes.