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2015

FHP Participates in National Effort Against Aggressive Driving

~Practice patience on the roads~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving when interacting with large trucks on the road.

“The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to keeping our roads safe for all motorists,” said Lt. Colonel Troy Thompson, deputy director of Florida Highway Patrol. “Sharing the road with larger vehicles can be dangerous if you are not aware of their limitations.”

The TACT campaign runs from June 5-18. Troopers will be looking for car and truck drivers who display aggressive behavior, such as following too closely, unsafe lane changes and speeding.

Protect yourself and your passengers by learning how to share the road. FHP offers these tips for driving around large trucks:

TACT

For more information about TACT and FHP’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement, visit: https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/share-the-road/ticketing-aggressive-cars-and-trucks/

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