4 tips for South Florida drivers during Thanksgiving

NewsDuring the Thanksgiving week holiday, aggressive drivers will be served… with tickets, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

A two-week enforcement campaign aimed at ticketing aggressive drivers on South Florida roadways, aimed mainly at truckers, is underway.

“Aggressive driving can lead to crashes and the size of a vehicle makes a difference in the severity of the crash,” said Col. David Brierton, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign. “With the holidays approaching and more vehicles expected on the roads, it’s a good time to remind drivers to share the road safely with all users,”

To aid drivers, FHP is offering 4 tips on how to maneuver around large truck:

• Practice patience around larger vehicles that are not traveling at the same speed as your vehicle.

• Stay out of large trucks’ ‘No Zone’: Be aware that large trucks have large blind spots.

• Pass trucks with caution: Always pass on the left side for maximum visibility and maintain a constant speed.

• Don’t cut trucks off: Be sure to leave plenty of room when you pull in front of a truck. Large trucks simply can’t stop as quickly as cars.