FL Highway Patrol Cracks Down on Speeding and Aggressive Drivers
The Florida Highway Patrol has announced the results of Operation Safe Ride, an aggressive driving crackdown that FHP conducted March 18-21 and April 22-25.
Operation safe ride resulted in 22,185 citations:
10,550 for speeding
1,804 for safety belt related offenses
199 for Driving Under the Influence
216 for turn signal related offenses
The patrol also identified 344 aggressive drivers.
This operation is part of a long-term traffic safety campaign that focuses on concerns over speeding motorists, aggressive drivers and those who fail to use turn signals.
All available troopers focused enforcement efforts on Florida's turnpike and every interstate and major state road where speeding and aggressive driving are prevalent. They used tools such as RADAR, LASER, motorcycles and marked and unmarked patrol cars to track violators. They also used aircraft to spot violators from the air and direct troopers to initiate action.
“During Operation Safe Ride, our troopers focused on driving practices that put motorists at higher risk for a crash,” said Col. John Czernis, Florida Highway Patrol director. “Aggressive driving has become all too common. These drivers not only put themselves in harm's way, but they also increase risk for everyone around them.”
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