The Florida Department of Transportation launched the “Drive Safe” campaign in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It serves to inform drivers of the risks of aggressive driving. Targeting all drivers, the campaign runs from February through April and includes community educational outreach and law enforcement. FDOT has partnered with law enforcement, educational institutions and other partners to promote this “Drive Safe” message.
“Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities,” said FDOT District Six Secretary Gus Pego. “It is a serious problem that affects all motorists in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. We want to make the public aware of ways to prevent or avoid these dangerous activities.”
In Florida, aggressive driving is exhibited by the combination of two or more of the following actions: Failure to yield right-of-way; improper lane change; improper passing; following too closely; disregarding traffic control; and speeding.