Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A warning to Florida's aggressive drivers

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

Here's hoping Florida's road rage drivers get this memo:

The Florida Highway Patrol will be keeping an eye out for aggressive car and truck drivers between Feb. 27 and Feb. 29 during its education and enforcement campaign.

Among the violations: following another car too closely and unsafe lane changing and speeding, a media release said.

Violators will be ticketed.

Drivers' actions are the cause of 88 percent of crashes, according to the release, and 12 percent are caused by road conditions, car defects or weather.

The campaign also includes billboard and radio messages promoting safe driving, and the Florida Trucking Association will also visit schools and community centers statewide to educate drivers on how to drive safely near trucks, the release said.

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