Aggressive Driving Face Stiffer Penalties
Aggressive drivers make the roads a little less safe for everyone. Starting Oct. 1 they will be paying higher tickets and taking more driving courses. The money raised by the increased penalties will help fund trauma centers.
Penalties for aggressive driving are increasing by 65 dollars. For example, passing a stopped school bus could carry a fine of $265 depending on where the violation occurs. Racing will cost at least $565, while running a red light will go up to $190.
Bad drivers are not the only ones getting hit in the pocket book. Some first offenders will now have to take drivers safety courses.
In 2007, red-light runners were responsible for more than 100 deaths and 10,000 injuries on Florida’s roadways. Increased efforts to stop the practice are expected to lower those numbers.
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