FHP Targeting Aggressive Driving by Car and Truck Drivers Through TACT
Damian Mallard, Esq.
During November, the first of five phases of the TACT (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) campaign was kicked off by the Florida Highway Patrol to help bring an end to aggressive driving in Florida. The campaign is primarily aimed at reducing commercial truck accidents, injuries, and fatalities by targeting aggressive driving by truckers as well as cars traveling around big rigs.
The campaign’s goal is to increase awareness about safe driving among car and truck drivers and to reduce the number of commercial truck-related accidents on Florida roads. Troopers are looking for drivers of car and trucks who participate in:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Cutting a trucker off
- Other aggressive driving violations
Those who participate in the above actions, or those drivers who don’t drive careful enough around 18-wheelers, will be at an increased risk to receive a ticket from troopers. “Crash reduction can be achieved if we all share the highway with each other and avoid aggressive driving behaviors,” said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Research shows that about 88% of traffic accidents between cars and big rigs occur due to driver error. For this reason, the Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Trucking Association are trying to educate drivers about unsafe driving behaviors in order to change drivers’ attitudes and promote responsible driving.
Aggressive driving has caused many truck and auto accidents in Sarasota and throughout Florida, causing herniated disc injuries, nerve damage, femur fractures, knee injuries, TMJ injuries, and more. If you were injured in a traffic accident due to no fault of your own, please call the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Sarasota accident attorney today and find out about your rights.
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