FHP Cracks Down on Aggressive Driving

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Highway Patrol is starting a campaign to crack down on aggressive driving.

Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers who are following too closely, making unsafe lane changes and speeding. They will also use billboards and radio messages to increase awareness and hold events at schools and community centers to help educate drivers.

The Highway Patrol reports that actions by drivers account for 88 percent of crashes. The campaign hopes to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities.

The campaign will take place from Feb. 27 - 29.


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  • by Calvin Location: tallahassee on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:06 AM
    FHP is great. What I have seen, is good enforcement. I drive reasonable and they leave me alone, but some nut job flies by me 20 mph over the speed limit and they get pulled. Too many think the roads belong to them and that they should be allowed to drive as they see fit. We need more troopers or at least more marked cars placed so that the offenders slow down.
  • by SSSSSSSS Location: SSSSS on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:19 PM
    ONE(FHP) GOT BEHIND ME AND RODE MY TAIL UNTIL I MOVED. NO LIGHTS. THEY THINK THEY CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT.
  • by Bob Location: Tally on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:16 PM
    Cry me a river. Troopers are the best protection we have on the roads. Think where we would be without them! Depending a untrained sheriff.
  • by Mark on Feb 13, 2012 at 04:02 PM
    I agree with Randy. Sadly, law enforcement officers think they are above the law.
  • by william Location: tally on Feb 13, 2012 at 02:24 PM
    FHP should evaluate their officers agressive policing tactics. They are suppose to Protect and Serve not Intimidate and Harass.
  • by Tiffany Location: Tallahassee on Feb 13, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    All they'd have to do is sit along Tennessee St. during afternoon traffic, and they'd make thousands of dollars from ticketing the aggressive drivers.
  • by randy Location: tallahassee on Feb 13, 2012 at 06:11 AM
    the fhp better first look at themselves, seems fhp officers lose control of their car and cause fatalities. also excessive speeding
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