Florida Department of Transportation Launches “Drive Safe” Aggressive Driving Awareness Campaign
Local Organizations Partner to Promote Safety Message in Miami-Dade, Monroe Counties
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is announcing the launch of the “Drive Safe” campaign. The campaign serves to inform drivers in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties of the risks of aggressive driving.
The campaign, which targets all drivers, will run from February through April and includes extensive community educational outreach and law enforcement operations throughout the region. FDOT has joined forces with numerous law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and other partner organizations to promote the “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.