Aggressive truck and car drivers can cause deadly accidents. Not leaving enough room between a car and a big rig, darting in and out of lanes, speeding, and distracted driving are the main causes of serious auto accidents. The Florida Highway Patrol is increasing their enforcement of aggressive drivers and recently launched a campaign to issue more tickets throughout the state. The FHP also has a educational component where they will raise awareness about how to drive safely while sharing the road with commercial vehicles.
Some drivers do not realize how big a tractor-trailer’s blind spots can be and unfortunately one-third of all accidents happen in these “No-Zones” where a big rig driver cannot see another vehicle in their mirrors, notes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. So avoid cutting in front of a big rig and causing a deadly situation where the driver cannot break fast enough.
Driver error – whether it is the car or tractor-trailer driver – causes 88 percent of the accidents, the FHP reports. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) enforcement periods will happen in late February, April, and May throughout the state. Victims of auto accidents due to an aggressive driver need to get legal counsel to help them recover from serious injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and other concerns. To learn more about the Tampa auto accident law firm Joyce & Reyes, visit our Practice Areas.