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FHP Troopers Issue 3,445 Speeding Citations
During Operation Safe Ride

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Major Ernesto Duarte
Florida Highway Patrol

For Release March 2, 2007:

Tallahassee - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing enforcement totals for Operation Safe Ride, a 48-hour statewide traffic enforcement detail targeting aggressive driving and speeding that was conducted February 28 through March 1, 2007.

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

Activity Breakdown:  
Total Citations: 6,783
Speed Citations: 3,445
Citations Checked for Aggressive Driving: 132
Move Over Citations: 29
Driving Under the Influence Arrests: 33
Seatbelt & Child Restraint Citations: 744
Criminal Arrests: 336
All Other Citations: 2,124

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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