FHP to target aggressive driving

Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be on the hunt throughout state highways during a campaign cracking down on aggressive driving.

FHP reports 88% of the accidents troopers respond to are a result of reckless actions taken by drivers.

Troopers will be looking for drivers who are driving too close, making erratic lane changes and driving well above the speed limit.

The biggest cause for aggressive driving according to troopers is drivers who are in a hurry or drivers who have a habit of aggressive driving.

Troopers are hoping the latest push to target aggressive driving changes some minds and saves some lives.

"It's only a matter of time until something bad happens. Whether they meet us or they end up hurting someone or even themselves," said Trooper George Campbell, Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper Campbell said most of the wrecks he responds to could have been prevented had a driver been a little more patient.

The crackdown on aggressive driving is scheduled for February 27th-29th.

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