Belle Glade Sun

Florida Highway Patrol to combat aggressive driving

Practice patience when driving on Florida road

TALLAHASSEE – Beginning February 23 through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road.

“FHP is committed to reducing the number of commercial vehicle-related crashes on Florida roadways and helping ensure motorists Arrive Alive,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Motorists can reduce crashes if they share the roads safely, avoid aggressive driving behaviors and exercise additional caution when driving near larger vehicles.”

Crashes involving a large commercial vehicle can be extremely dangerous as these vehicles can be as long as eighty feet and weigh up to twenty tons. The large size also means it takes forty percent longer to come to a stop compared to a smaller vehicle.

Motorists should protect themselves and their passengers by learning how to share the road safely. FHP offers these tips for driving around large trucks:

For more information about TACT, FHP’s commercial motor vehicle enforcement and No Zones, visit: http://www.flhsmv.gov/florida-highway-patrol/about-fhp/.