On the heals of being informed that Ft. Lauderdale is one of the aggressive driving capitals of the State of Florida, in which too many people suffer wrongful deaths in car accidents, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced a law enforcement agreement which permits any police officer to cite aggressive drivers everywhere in Broward County. The hope is that such aggressive enforcement will prevent car accidents and save lives.
What makes this policy unique is that any police officer, even one outside of his jurisdiction, may issue such a citation. The focus of this enforcement are drivers who tailgate, put on their high beams, and speed to pass other motorist who are obeying the law.
As Florida Lawyers practicing personal injury law, we congratulate the Sheriff for his efforts and warn Florida motorists that, as stated by the Sheriff, “you are twice as likely to be killed in a traffic accident in South Florida as you are in a homicide.”