FHP Announces Aggressive Driving Crackdown | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol kicked off an awareness campaign Thursday designed to crack down on aggressive drivers.
Patrolmen are focusing on people who are driving around big semi trucks, which can magnify a small driving mistake.
"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:
- 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.