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Florida Highway Patrol kicks off safe driving campaign

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-19 16:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Florida Highway Patrol kicks off their "Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks" or "TACT" campaign.

Their goal is to encourage safe driving on the interstates, especially when it involves large trucks. The TACT campaign began yesterday and runs until July 31. Troopers say they will be looking for car and truck drivers who display aggressive behavior, such as following too closely, unsafe lane changes and speeding.

FHP has the following tips for safe driving:

· Stay out of the No Zone: Watch for the huge blind spots (No Zones) around large trucks.

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

· Don't cut trucks off. Large trucks simply can't stop as quickly as cars.

· Practice patience. Try to be predictable. Avoid making erratic moves if a truck isn't going as fast as you'd like.

For more information about TACT and FHP's Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement, visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp.