Starting today, the Kentucky State Patrol (KSP) is kicking off a three week enforcement detail intended to curb aggressive driving behaviors.
KSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Division’s “Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT)” Campaign begins September 1 and runs for the next three weeks.
During the blitz, troopers will be on the lookout for dangerous driving by both motorists and truckers, including improper lanes changes, following too closely, not leaving enough space to pass, and excessive speed.
“At the end of the day, all of us want to make it home safely to our families,” says Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Director Major Nathan Day. “Sometimes it’s as simple as being willing to be the driver who does the ‘right thing’ when others are displaying the wrong behavior.”
KSP offered several tips avoid driving aggressively:
• Allow more time to get to your destination. It reduces stress dramatically.
• Don’t tailgate large trucks. If you can’t see the truck driver’s side view mirrors, then know that they can’t see you.
• Leave extra space when passing each other.
• Understand that it take a large truck twice the amount of time to come to a stop than a regular passenger car does.
According to KSP, in 2019, there were 6,147 crashes involving commercial trucks on Kentucky roadways resulting in 88 deaths.