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FHP Troopers Issue 3,838 Speeding Citations
During Operation Safe Ride

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Major Ernesto Duarte
Florida Highway Patrol

For Release March 7, 2006:

Tallahassee - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing enforcement totals for the sixth-phase of Operation Safe Ride, a 48-hour statewide unlawful speed enforcement operation that was conducted March 2-3, 2006.

Enforcement totals from the 2-day campaign include the following:

Enforcement Totals  
Total Citations: 7,748
Misdemeanors: 251
Warnings: 810
Faulty Equipment: 422
Activity Breakdown:  
Speed Citations: 3,838
Move Over Citations: 67
Driving Under the Influence: 31
Occupant Restraint Citations: 747
Aggressive Driving Citations: 141
Other Citations: 2,924

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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