FHP Launches “Operation Race to Safety” on I-95, Targeting Aggressive Drivers
FlaglerLive | February 19, 2015
Coinciding with races and the traffic they bring at the International Speedway, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be conducting Operation Race to Safety between Thursday, February 19 and Sunday February 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 7:00 p.m. This detail will focus on aggressive traffic enforcement on Interstate 95 in Nassau, Duval, Saint Johns and Flagler Counties.
The objective of Operation Race to Safety, FHP said in a release, is to reduce crashes, enhance visibility and save lives by taking aggressive traffic enforcement measures for all moving violations but with an with an emphasis on proper use of seatbelts and child restraints, on speed, the move over law (which requires drivers to move over one lane when law enforcement or utility vehicles are parked in the emergency lane), aggressive driving and following too closely.
Drivers and passengers using the Interstate are asked to report impaired drivers and aggressive drivers to the nearest law enforcement agency and to give the following information:
1. Where the vehicle was spotted and in which direction it was traveling.
2. A description of the vehicle: its color, make and model.
3. A description of the driver: sex, race, etc.
4. The vehicle license number and state.
Cellular telephone users may dial *FHP (*347) to reach the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Communications Center. This is a free call to the user and is a courtesy of the cellular companies in Florida. Cellular callers should continue to dial 911 for emergency medical or fire rescue assistance.
Aggressive proactive law enforcement is one part of FHP’s extensive enforcement plan to enhance safe travel for the citizens and the visitors to Florida, FHP said.