S. Florida’s Aggressive Drivers On The Rise

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A Florida Highway Patrol trooper issues a ticket to a driver.  (Source: AP)

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper issues a ticket to a driver. (Source: AP)

South Florida Crime

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For anyone who drives on South Florida roads, you know they can be filled with aggressive drivers but now it’s getting worse.

New statewide figures show the amount of aggressive drivers is increasing each year.

Last year, law enforcement officials statewide wrote more than 23,000 tickets for aggressive driving, up by nearly 20,000 when compared to eight years ago, according to The Sun Sentinel.

The figures show the growth in aggressive driving was most noticeable between 2008 and 2010 when aggressive driving tickets shot up 88-percent.

In Florida, a driver is considered aggressive when he or she commits two or more specific violations at the same time. The infractions are speeding, tailgating, running red lights or stop signs, improperly changing lanes, improperly passing and failing to yield the right of way.

Drivers committing those infractions get tagged as aggressive drivers and could receive more points on their driving records.

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