FHP aggressive driving crackdown

Posted by Tricia Dunn - email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Road Rage, Speeding, Weaving in and out of lanes; aggressive driving can fuel serious, sometimes deadly accidents. That's why right now Troopers are out in full force looking for those with a need for speed, and they are ready to take-down people who can't pack their patience.

During the aggressive driving enforcement initiative, Florida's State Troopers will increase enforcement. If you tailgate, change lanes without warning, speed, run traffic lights or ignore traffic signs or signals, you are engaging in aggressive driving.

The Florida Highway Patrol will beef up its patrols on July 30 and 31 to reduce the dangers on the Florida turnpike and interstate highways. And in addition to the usual traffic violations, Troopers will also be keeping an eye out for drivers under the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol

Another regulation that will be monitored will be the move over law. That requires drivers, as they approach emergency vehicles, to move out of the lane closest to that vehicle and slow down.

Aggressive driving is very dangerous, and even though there are no additional fines or points given for aggressive driving, once traffic court judges notice the aggressive driving box checked on the citation, they tend to impose higher fines or require the defendants to enroll in an aggressive driving course.