Florida Campaign Underway Cracking Down On Aggressive Drivers

Sep 15, 2014

Credit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Another campaign is underway to crack down on aggressive drivers, and the latest Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks, or TACT, campaign is slated to end next week.

On average, Florida Highway Patrol has about six campaigns a year, focusing on the dangers of aggressive drivers. The last one was in July. And, Lt. Ryan Martina says they place an emphasis on this because too often, aggressive driving results in deadly crashes. According to FHP’s website, about 88 percent of fatal crashes involving large trucks find both the car and truck drivers at fault. So, he wants motorists to remember some tips, especially when driving around trucks.

“Just stay out of the No-Zone—which is large extensive blind spot that all large trucks have on them, pass these trucks with caution: pass on the left side for maximum visibility and maintain a constant speed, don’t cut trucks off: large trucks simply can’t stop as quickly as other vehicles, and practice patience: just try to be predictable and avoid making erratic moves, if a truck isn’t going as fast as you’d like them to,” said Martina.

The campaign ends next Thursday, September 25th.

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