FHP Out In Full Force Memorial Day Weekend

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – Be sure to buckle up and drive safely this holiday weekend. The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in full force during the Memorial Day weekend, which begins Friday afternoon and extends through midnight, May 30.

“All too often innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences due to the careless disregard for human life by dangerous drivers,” said FHP Director, Colonel David Brierton. “We are intensifying enforcement during the holiday weekend. No one wants their weekend, much less their life, ruined by a crash.”

Florida’s safety belt law requires all front seat passengers to buckle up. Occupants under the age of 18 must wear their safety belts regardless of where they sit in a vehicle. Troopers who stop motorists for not wearing seat-belts will not issue warnings, the driver will get a ticket.

All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads throughout the four-day holiday period. FHP Auxiliary and Reserve troopers will also be on patrol during the holiday enforcement period.

The strategy is designed to increase the Patrol’s presence throughout Florida in an effort to deter traffic violations and to enhance services to motorists who break down while traveling or who need other assistance.

Just dial *FHP (*347) from your cell phone to contact FHP to report an aggressive driver or to request roadside assistance.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Phil Gaines Forklift says:

    What’s a matter Don? Did you get arrested for DUI and a new boyfriend in jail as a result? Don’t be bitter. Call him. You can both go to Key West this weekend.

    1. Ruben Conrad says:

      Why are you a cop defender? Why are you defending people that hide behind trees and shoot toy guns at people for just trying to get from one place to another. Hopfully a drunk driver hits your car this weekend. You must be Hispanic.

  2. DOMINGO says:

    NO MATTER HOW MANNY PATROL OFFICERS THEY PUT ON THE ROAD THEY ARE NOT GOING TO CUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO DRIVE DRUNK AND HURT OTHER PEOPLE THESE IS ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE MORE MONEY ,THERE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COLLECT MONEY FOR THE STATE AND FOR THE GOVERNER TO BE ABLE TO BALANCE THE BUJET WITH MORE MONEY

    1. hot decaf on the house says:

      What’s a BUJET? Is that like budget?

  3. Don Mazzone says:

    Mr.Martindale ( i doubt that its your real name) , whats your beef with the FHP? Sounds like your a former cleint!.The troopers are out to make the roads safe even for people like you and your love ones. Give it a rest PAL!!!

    1. hot decaf on the house says:

      What does it matter to people on this comment biard whether people use there real name or not? Will it make you feel better if someone uses there real name?? It’s really amazing when people start writing the truth on here, people can’t seem to handle it and then they start ripping other people apart. The troppers are not out on the roads to make the streets safer, they are breaking the law themselves…wake up and get back to reality.

  4. hot decaf on the house says:

    Don, your absolutely right, the FHP never drive safe. On North Kendall Drive I see them speeding at 3:00AM in the morning while I am on the way to work, I guess the grand slam was ready at lenny’s. The FHP is one big joke, they are not real cops, similar to the keystone cops or barney fife.

  5. Ruben Conrad says:

    Hot Deaf and Jung I agree 100%. Cops are cowards. They shoot toy radar guns behind trees like sissys. No, solving cold cases is real work, and that is not what Metro or City of Mi-Jami cops are noted for. They just shoot to kill if they see you eating a peanut butter sandwich wrapped up in foil and they mistake it for a gun. I love the cop defenders on this board. Buckle up this weekend so when I cop runs a red light you will not be killed in a crash. Also, you all might want to wear a bullet proof vest dring the weekend – there might be some in WHITE!

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