Florida Highway Patrol to combat aggressive driving

Practice patience when driving on Florida road TALLAHASSEE – Beginning February 23 through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. “FHP […]

You snooze you lose, Florida! Don’t drive drowsy

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week reminds motorists to drive alert TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is leading the Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign starting this Labor Day weekend. DHSMV reminds motorists to get adequate rest before getting behind the wheel, take breaks to remain alert and never drive drowsy. […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Florida Highway Patrol participating in national enforcement campaign August 17 – September 4 TALLAHASSEE — As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, starting August 17, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety […]

FHP urges aggressive drivers to think twice

~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs August 11-24 ~ TALLAHASSEE — Beginning today, August 11, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troopers will begin Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes. “FHP is committed […]

Southeastern states collaborate to reduce traffic fatalities and crashes

Florida Highway Patrol wants to ensure motorists “Arrive Alive” TALLAHASSEE — Starting July 17, the Florida Highway Patrol joins a week-long initiative across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee to reduce serious bodily injury and fatal crashes on Florida’s roadways. The multi-state, multi–jurisdictional, highly visible initiative will raise awareness of traffic safety issues and […]

Clewiston woman injured in Charlotte County accident

A Clewiston woman has been reported as in serious condition after a single vehicle accident in Charlotte County on June 30. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, on June 30 at 6:20 p.m. Srah Comstock, 26, of Clewiston, was traveling northbound on State Road 31 in Charlotte County when she ran off of the […]

FHP wants you to “Arrive Alive” this Independence Day

~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE — The Fourth of July is considered one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution when traveling on Florida roads this weekend for a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. The […]

FHP wants you to “Arrive Alive” this Independence Day

~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE — The Fourth of July is considered one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution when traveling on Florida roads this weekend for a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. The […]

FHP looking for aggressive drivers

Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs June 16-29 TALLAHASSEE — Passenger vehicles and tractor trailers share Florida’s highways every day, but too often aggressive driving habits result in deadly crashes between the two. Beginning June 16, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will begin Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at […]

ATV accident claims Hendry County man’s life

CLEWISTON — FHP investigators responded to a single vehicle, single occupant traffic crash resulting in a fatality. According to the FHP report, on April 2, at 5:22 p.m. a four-wheeled ATV driven by Robert Cram, 55, of Hendry County, was traveling west on the south grass shoulder of Montura Avenue approaching the intersection of South […]