Friday, July 2, 2010

FHP will be out in full force this weekend

The Florida Highway Patrol will have maximum presence on the state's roadways this July 4th holiday weekend, Friday morning through midnight July 5.

The dates coincide with Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a statewide traffic enforcement initiative that focuses on speeding, seat-belt and driving-under-the-influence violations. The campaign is part of a national program aimed at reducing the number of traffic crashes on interstate highways during holiday weekends.

“This initiative is part of a series of special enforcement efforts that help ensure the safety and well-being of motorists on Florida’s roadways,” said Colonel John Czernis, FHP director. “Our troopers will take appropriate enforcement action on those drivers who put themselves and others in danger. We want everyone to have a safe traveling experience in our state as they enjoy the holiday weekend.”

All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major roadways during the four-day holiday period.

Read more in Saturday's edition of the Bradenton Herald.

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