Traffic

FHP on the lookout for reckless drivers

Bradenton

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are ticketing aggressive drivers all over the state, trying to curb potentially fatal crashes. It’s part of their education and enforcement campaign called TACT, or Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks.

The campaign, which will run through Oct. 20, will track drivers who follow others too closely, speeding and switching lanes unsafely.

According to an FHP press release, 88 percent of fatal crashes that involve large tractor trailers are caused by the error of a car or truck driver. The FHP suggests that when passing a tractor trailer, drivers should allow a car length for every 10 miles per hour being traveled.

“We can all do our part in reducing traffic crashes by being cautious, patient and courteous while driving, especially around big trucks and buses,” said director of FHP Col. Gene Spaulding.

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