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FHP Cracks Down On Aggressive Drivers

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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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JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami) – Slow down on the Florida Turnpike. State troopers have stepped up their hunt for aggressive drivers both in trucks and cars.

It’s called “Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks” and the third and final phase of this enforcement kicked off earlier this week, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

“In order to keep you and your family safe when driving around large trucks, motorists should be extra cautious. Sharing the road with larger vehicles can be dangerous if you are not aware of their limitations,” said FHP Director Col. David Brierton. “We are pleased to partner with the Florida Trucking Association on Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks to save lives on Florida’s roadways.”

Troopers will be looking for drivers who speed, tailgate, and weave dangerously in and out of lanes.

The week-long enforcement aims to reduce the number of fatal crashes involving cars and commercial trucks, the Highway Patrol said. In 88 percent of those crashes, both the truck driver and car driver were at fault, the agency said.

The enforcement campaign lasts through Friday.

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