As of Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Public Safety is upping enforcement efforts in its program aimed at preventing accidents with tractor-trailers.
G-TACT, or Georgia Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks, was launched several years ago as an attempt curb the fatality rate from crashes involving cars and commercial motor vehicles. Aimed at educating everyday drivers about safer ways to interact with big rigs, its main push encourages drivers to "leave more space" while passing tractor-trailers.
Officers from the Georgia State Patrol will step up their patrols in Gwinnett starting Tuesday and through April 18, a spokesman said Monday. Their efforts will be primarily focused on Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 316.
Aggressive behaviors targeted also include speeding, following too closely, changing lanes without signaling and not allowing tractor-trailers to merge.