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Under Florida law, you can be cited for "Aggressive Careless Driving." The infraction for "Aggressive Careless Driving" is defined under Florida Statutes 316.1923. The violation requires committing two or more of the following civil traffic violations during one incident:
In a study issued in 2011, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) found that the aggregate totals of citations written wherein the officer indicated driver behavior by checking the Aggressive Driving box on the Uniform Traffic Citation were as follows:
The report was compiled by the statistics division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Beginning February 24, 2017, through March 9, 2017, commercial vehicle enforcement troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will begin the safety campaign Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT). The campaign is designed to educate motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor vehicle-related crashes.
The TACT campaign explains why motorists are at a serious disadvantage if they are involved in a crash with a large commercial vehicle. Commercial vehicles can be as long as eighty feet and weigh up to twenty tons. During the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, FHP commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will be looking for car and truck drivers who display aggressive driving behaviors such as:
Motorists should protect themselves and their passengers by learning how to share the road safely. FHP offers these tips for driving around large trucks:
The core mission of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Increase in Aggressive Careless Driving Citations in Florida - Visit the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to see a report showing the drastic increase in citations for aggressive careless driving from 2003 until 2011.
This article was last updated on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
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