Florida Highway Patrol troopers target aggressive drivers

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 11:19:28-04

Are you an aggressive driver? If so, you could be pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers are taking aim at motorists who speed, follow too closely and make unsafe lane changes when interacting with large trucks.

“FHP is committed to reducing the number of commercial vehicle-related crashes on Florida roadways,” Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said in a statement. “We can reduce crashes if we all share the roads safely, avoid aggressive driving behaviors and exercise additional caution when driving near larger vehicles.”

Troopers offer these tips:

Be aware that large trucks have large blind spots.
Pass trucks with caution.
Pass on the left side for maximum visibility and maintain a constant speed.
Do not cut trucks off.
Practice patience around larger vehicles that are not traveling the same speed you are.

If you witness aggressive or dangerous driving you can call *FHP (*347).

The enforcement campaign will run through June 30th.