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FHP Troopers Issue 2,782 Unlawful Speed Citations
During Operation Safe Ride

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Major Ernesto Duarte
Florida Highway Patrol

For Release November 27, 2006:

Tallahassee - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing enforcement totals for Operation Safe Ride, a 24-hour statewide unlawful speed enforcement operation that was conducted November 22, 2006, in advance of the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Enforcement totals for the 24-hour campaign include the following:

Enforcement Totals  
Total Citations: 4,872
Total Misdemeanor Citations: 312
Total Warnings: 1,211
Faulty Equipment Notices: 596
Total Miles Patrolled: 74,358
Activity Breakdown:  
Speed Citations: 2,782
Move-Over Citations: 4
Driving Under the Influence: 40
Occupant Restraint Citations: 403
Aggressive Driving Citations: 109

The Florida Highway Patrol launched the first phase of Operation Safe Ride on February 26-27, 2004. The campaign was created in response to a growing concern over aggressive drivers and incidents of road rage throughout Florida. Operation Safe Ride features varying traffic themes, seeking to not only curb hazardous violations, but to heighten awareness toward the particular theme chosen during each enforcement wave. FHP troopers utilize all available resources to track violators on every interstate, Florida's Turnpike, and other major state roads in Florida where aggressive and hazardous moving violations are prevalent.


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