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FHP Troopers Issue 4,037 Citations
During Operation Safe Ride

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Major Ernesto Duarte
Florida Highway Patrol

For Release October 26, 2007:

Tallahassee - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing enforcement totals for Operation Safe Ride, a 48-hour statewide traffic enforcement detail targeting the drivers of commercial motor vehicles that was conducted October 24-25, 2007.

Enforcement totals from the two-day campaign include the following:

Activity Breakdown

  Commercial Motor Vehicles Other Vehicles Total Citations
Total Citations: 593 3,444 4,037
Speed Citations: 158 1872 2030
Following too Closely: 46 22 68
Move Over Citations: 12 32 44
Driving Under the Influence Arrests: 0 39 39
Seatbelt Citations: 45 416 461
Aggressive Driving Citations: 12 49 61
Faulty Equipment Citations: 196 198 394
Other Citations: 124 816 940

This operation is part of a long-term enforcement effort that focuses on top priority traffic safety issues to help reduce deaths and injuries on Florida’s roadways. During the two-day enforcement detail, troopers focused their enforcement efforts on every Interstate, Florida's Turnpike, and other major state roads in Florida where hazardous traffic violations by drivers of commercial motor vehicles and other motorists are prevalent.


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