FHP to ticket aggressive drivers during August campaign

Campaign to educate motorists on dangers of aggressive driving


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said troopers will begin ticketing aggressive drivers as the agency launches a safety campaign in an effort to educate motorists about the dangers of driving aggressively.

Troopers said that the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks campaign will begin Friday and last through Aug. 24.

During the campaign, troopers will ticket drivers displaying aggressive behavior, such as following too closely, speeding and changing lanes in an unsafe manner, the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the campaign is being launched in an effort to teach drivers the importance of protecting themselves, their passengers and others while on the roadway.

“FHP is committed to making our highways safer, and one way to accomplish this is to enforce safe driving around commercial motor vehicles,” Col. Gene Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said. “We remind drivers to exercise patience when driving around large trucks and other vehicles to ensure the safety of everyone on the roadway.”

Last year, the FHP issued 67,144 citations related to aggressive driving during the agency's TACT campaigns. The Highway Patrol, from Feb. 24 to March 9 of this year, issued 15,477 aggressive behavior-related citations.

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