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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.

08/20/2014

Major Lou Caputo of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, costumed as the Grinch, wields a radar gun while monitoring traffic speeds in a school zone on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Grinch’s Gift May Have Keys Drivers In Tears

Santa knows who’s been naughty and nice and if you land on the bad list, usually it’s a lump of coal in your stocking. But in the Florida Keys, it’s not coal, but an onion given to some drivers.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper issues a ticket to a driver.  (Source: AP)

FHP Steps Up Highway Safety Enforcement Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and that has the Florida Highway Patrol on alert and trying to keep crashes at a minimum.

CBS Miami–11/26/2013

(Source: Marie Bien-Aime)

Memorial Grows For 6-Year Old Hit & Killed Going To School

The memorial for six-year-old Betasha Bien-Aime has continued to grow with balloons and stuffed animals, all the things a little girl loves.

CBS4–11/07/2013

(Source: FHP) Miami officer Fausto Lopez being taken into custody by state Trooper Donna Jane Watts on Oct. 11, 2011.

Report: Speeding Cop Fired Last Year Wants Job Back

A Miami Police officer who was fired for speeding while in his patrol car now wants his old job back.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Daughter-In-Law Of Elderly Man Killed On SW 8th Street Speaks Out

The daughter-in-law of an 86-year-old grandfather who was killed after two young people were speeding and driving aggressively on Southwest 8th Street is speaking out, saying “he wanted to do things and now it’s been taken away.”

CBS4–03/20/2013

(Source: CBS4)

CBS4’s Vanessa Borge Asks Bad Drivers, “What Were You Thinking?”

South Florida’s notoriously bad drivers now have more than the cops to worry about. CBS4’s Vanessa Borge has spent months videotaping all the crazy things people do behind the wheel and she confronts some of them with one question: “What Were You Thinking?

CBS4–11/08/2012

(Source: CBS)

Speeding Vehicle Strikes Man, Sending Him 500 Feet

A speeding vehicle struck a pedestrian this morning in Miami, launching him 500 feet and killing him.

CBS Miami–07/07/2012

(Source: www.flhsmv.gov/fhp)

31 FHP Troopers Disciplined For Speeding After Newspaper Probe

31 South Florida FHP troopers have been given oral reprimands for speeding and must also attend a 4 hour ethics course, the result of a Sun-Sentinel investigation into police officers ignoring the speed limit.

05/14/2012

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper issues a ticket to a driver.  (Source: AP)

FHP Cracks Down On Aggressive Drivers

Slow down on the Florida Turnpike. State troopers have stepped up their hunt for aggressive drivers both in trucks and cars.

CBS4–05/08/2012

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