The Georgia TACT Project
Targeting Aggressive Cars & Trucks
Law Enforcement officers are stopping people who drive unsafe around commercial motor vehicles, whether they are driving a car or commercial motor vehicle.
What to do to avoid getting a citation:
- Don’t cut off commercial motor vehicles. For safety, one car length for every 10 miles per hour of speed is recommended;
- Don’t tailgate. Unlike cars, commercial motor vehicles have big blind spots behind them. Also, car drivers who tailgate commercial motor vehicles can’t see traffic ahead. If the commercial motor vehicle brakes suddenly, you have no time to react and no place to go;
- Don’t speed. Speed is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes;
- Allow commercial motor vehicles plenty of room. Be careful when you or the commercial motor vehicle are entering a highway or merging with traffic.