Florida law enforcement has kicked off its Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks, or TACT, campaign, which runs through Oct. 20. The goal is to put a stop to dangerous, aggressive behavior on the roadways, including:
One February night in 2006, two young women, best friends since kindergarten, leave a club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Within a few minutes, the car veers off the road and into a tree. The woman driving is drunk. The woman in the passenger seat is dead. Both families' lives are changed forever.
Florida law requires that every vehicle with four or more wheels is covered by auto insurance. At the very least, all vehicles must carry $10,000 in personal injury protection and another $10,000 in property damage liability.
Millions of Americans will be traveling near and far this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents will put a damper on some people's holiday celebrations, as more cars on the roads means a greater chance for accidents.
Texting while driving is illegal in Florida, but it still poses a huge problem in the state and everyone knows it. In fact, according to a recent poll by Kelly Blue Book, 97 percent of U.S. drivers surveyed said they consider distracted drivers to be their No. 1 concern on the roads. Distracted drivers were cited as more of a concern than drunk drivers, drivers with road rage and even poor weather conditions.