FHP Reacts to Deadly Truck Crashes with Crackdown
Due to a disproportionate number of deadly car accidents involving commercial trucks, the Florida Highway Patrol is heightening enforcement of aggressive tractor trailer drivers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The so-called “Operation Safe Ride” is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce wrongful deaths and personal injuries on Florida highways.
According to the Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, due to the size and weight of those commercial vehicles, drivers of smaller vehicles are at a greater risk for mass destruction and serious injuries. While commercial trucks are involved in about eight percent of all Florida roadway crashes, they are involved in almost thirteen percent of all deadly collisions.
On behalf of our numerous clients who were unfortunately seriously injured as a result of the recklessness of some tractor trailer operators, we applaud the highway patrol’s efforts, and wish them success in their battle to safe the lives of our fellow Floridians.