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OPERATION FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS GOES AFTER AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS

Date: August 23, 2014                                                              PIO Number: 14-8-15a

Friday evening, August 22, 2014, members from the Broward Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway patrol, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Margate, and Davie worked the Aggressive Driving Task Force Operation along I-95 during Operation Friday Night Lights.  A total of 191 citations were issued and one arrest was made during the four hour operation.

·         17 Aggressive Driving Citations

·         14 Move Over Citations

·         120 Moving Citations

·         35 Non-Moving Citations

·         5 Criminal Citations

·         1 Arrest for Habitual Driving while License Suspended (DWLS)

Aggressive driving has become a serious problem on our roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Some behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving include: exceeding the posted speed limit, following too closely, erratic or unsafe lane changes, improperly signaling lane changes, failure to obey traffic control devices (stop signs, yield signs, traffic signals, railroad grade cross signals, etc.). NHTSA considers running a red light one of the most dangerous forms of aggressive driving. Active enforcement by law enforcement professionals and prosecutors can assist in the reduction of aggressive driving.


THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO

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