Highway Patrol Withdraws From Interstate 4 Survey
CONTACT: Robert Sanchez
Public Information Administrator
July 24, 2002
TALLAHASSEE--The Florida Highway Patrol announced today that it has withdrawn from a state-sponsored survey team that used off-duty troopers to divert motorists to rest stops along Interstate 4 on Monday. The motorists were then asked whether they might use high-speed rail service if it became available on that congested transportation corridor.
“We have serious concerns about potential safety problems caused by disrupting the traffic flow on this busy highway,” said Lt. Col. Paul Taylor, the FHP’s Deputy Director.
The off-duty troopers participated in the diversion effort only on Monday. As a matter of statewide policy, the FHP will not participate in such efforts in the future.
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