News

2015

Florida Highway Patrol Releases Results from Multi-State Campaign

~ Zero fatalities during “Safe I-95” ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –For the second time this year, FHP participated in a multi-state awareness/ enforcement campaign called “Safe 95” on I-95 from August 4th – 9th.  The Patrol partnered with law enforcement agencies from every state on the east coast in an effort to keep I-95, one of the nation’s busiest interstates, safe and fatality-free.  The effort was a success with no fatalities reported on I-95 during the enforcement period in Florida.

“Working with our partners in other states, as well our local partners here in Florida, and sharing a common mission, resulted in a positive outcome—zero fatalities on I-95 in Florida,” said Lt. Col. Kelly Hildreth, deputy director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Not only am I proud of our troopers and law enforcement partners for their efforts in this campaign, but I want to extend a special word of thanks to the motorists from Florida for doing their part and driving safely.”

During the six day operation, state and local law enforcement agencies along the six state I-95 corridor teamed up as part of a national effort by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to reduce traffic fatalities in the United States by 15 percent.  The states will be participating in more “Safe I-95” weekends in the coming months.

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