FHP To Target Aggressive Drivers Through Wednesday

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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)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is on the look out for dangerous and target aggressive car and truck drivers.

From Monday, February 27th through Wednesday, February 29th, troopers will be ticketing drivers who follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes or speed.

In addition to the zero tolerance enforcement, the FHP will collaborate with the Florida Trucking Association to conduct activities at schools and community centers around the state to educate drivers on how to share the road safely with trucks.

“The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to keeping our roadways safe for all motorists, and we are pleased to partner with the Florida Trucking Association on this safety campaign,” said Col. David Brierton.  “Whether you are driving a commercial motor vehicle or a passenger car, it is a driver‘s responsibility to drive with care.”

According to the FHP, drivers’ actions account for 88 percent of the crashes. Only 12 percent of the crashes are the result of vehicle defects, road conditions or inclement weather.

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