Photo/Story Gallery 2003

Open Roads in Broward

Captain John Roberts addressing Broward County Fire ChiefsCaptain John Roberts, District Commander for Troop L-Davie, recently addressed Broward County Fire Chiefs from the cities of Davie, Dania Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Broward County’s Fire/Rescue Department on the implementation of Florida’s new “Open Roads Policy.”

Local South Florida news media representatives and Florida Department of Transportation personnel are also pictured.

The goal of the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Transportation is to clear traffic crash scenes and reopen roads within 90 minutes.

The new policy mandates that roads will not be closed or restricted any longer than is absolutely necessary and that vehicles and debris will be removed as quickly as possible.

DOT sub-contractor Smith from PB Farradyne is interviewed by WSVN7 (FOX) cameraman and the Fire representative from the City of Miramar.Captain Roberts speaks with the Fire Chief's from Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Local WPLG (ABC) reporter Peter O'Dench listens in. Florida and Washington are the only states in the country that have written a policy stating that clearing the roads after a traffic crash is a priority.

Pictured left: DOT sub-contractor Ted Smith from PB Farradyne is interviewed by WSVN7 (FOX) cameraman for his input on the Open Roads Policy. Also pictured is the Fire representative from the City of Miramar. Pictured right: Captain Roberts speaks with the Fire Chief’s from Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Local WPLG (ABC) reporter Peter O’Dench listens in.