The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has announced a new initiative that will take place at the end of February. The Florida Highway Patrol will target aggressive and dangerous drivers between February 27 and February 29, citing drivers who speed, change lanes unsafely, or tailgate. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this initiative is taking place because the FHP has found that 88% of Florida traffic collisions are caused by driver error or driver negligence while only 12% are caused by roads, weather, or car defects.
Between February 27 and February 29, the FHP will have a zero tolerance policy towards any unsafe driving. In addition, the organization will work closely with the Florida Trucking Association to educate the public about sharing the road. The FHP hopes that the initiative will raise awareness about aggressive driving and hopes that the initiative will reduce Miami car accidents as well as truck accidents and traffic accidents across the state.
There are many reasons why aggressive driving is such a concern that the Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on it:
1) Aggressive driving can breed road rage and more aggressive driving. When one driver drives aggressively, it can spark many instances of road rage, as other drivers react to the oppression. This can lead to a chain of events leading to a Miami car accident or truck accident.
2) Aggressive driving is distracted driving. Numerous studies have been done showing that distracted driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. However, while numerous initiatives have helped show motorists how dangerous Miami drunk driving can be, motorists are still learning about the dangers of distracted driving. When a driver is angry and aggressive behind the wheel, he or she is not focused solely on the road, and this can easily lead to a Miami pedestrian accident or car accident.
3) Aggressive driving can increase the risk of Miami traffic accidents. Motorists who are driving aggressively often make mistakes or take chances which can lead to a Miami car accident or truck accident. Studies have shown that many traffic accidents overall are caused by driver error, and drivers are more likely to make errors when they are distracted or driving aggressively.
If you have been injured in a Miami car accident caused by an aggressive a reckless driver, Florida law does protect you. In these cases, you may be able to recover for the cost of your medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and other costs related to the accident. However, it often takes a qualified Miami personal injury attorney in order to negotiate with your insurance carrier and in order to pursue your claim aggressively, ensuring that you don’t have to pay for the cost of someone else’s reckless driving out of your own pocket.
Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Your initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group comes at no charge and comes with no obligation, so that you can discuss your future and your rights without worrying about any legal costs.