Florida Highway Patrol To Crack Down On Aggressive Drivers

The initiative runs from March 30 to April 4

By Justin Finch
|  Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:41 PM EDT
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The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on aggressive driving on state roads. From March 30 to April 4, FHP plan to keep an extra watchful eye on how South Florida drivers share the roads with commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers and will ticket drivers who follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes or speed.

The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on aggressive driving on state roads. From March 30 to April 4, FHP plan to keep an extra watchful eye on how South Florida drivers share the roads with commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers and will ticket drivers who follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes or speed. "Safety on Florida's roadways is a cooperative effort between cars and trucks alike," said FTA President and CEO Mary Lou Rajchel. "As an industry, safety is at the top of our minds -- above all else."

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The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on aggressive driving on state roads.

From March 30 to April 4, FHP plan to keep an extra watchful eye on how South Florida drivers share the roads with commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers and will ticket drivers who follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes or speed.

On Wednesday, FHP announced it's partnering Florida Trucking Association for the safety effort, and its "No Zone" campaign, which also asks drivers to be aware of critical blindspots at the front, sides and rear of a commercial vehicle.

FHP and the FTA also ask drivers to take allow commercial vehicles extra room so that they can safely change lanes and brake when needed.

"Safety on Florida's roadways is a cooperative effort between cars and trucks alike," said FTA President and CEO Mary Lou Rajchel. "As an industry, safety is at the top of our minds -- above all else."

FHP is also planning a billboard and radio campaign to get out the message.

Activities are also planned at schools and community centers to promote road sharing between cars and commercial vehicles.
 

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