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FHP Announces Aggressive Driving Crackdown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -  The Florida Highway Patrol kicked off an awareness campaign Thursday designed to crack down on aggressive drivers.

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Patrolmen are focusing on people who are driving around big semi trucks, which can magnify a small driving mistake.

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"They are big trucks and whenever they have a crash, they're big crashes," explained Captain Derek Barrs.

In order to be cited for aggressive driving, a person must be doing two of the following:

  • speeding
  • following too closely
  • changing lanes improperly
  • cutting off other cars, etc.

FHP is reminding drivers that if they can't see the truck's mirrors you driving too close and in a danger zone.  


Another word of advice, never pass a truck that is in the left hand lane but the trucker won't be able to see you in most cases.


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