Photo/Story Gallery 2005

Operation Coast-to-Coast

Troop F and Troop L Response teamsIn response to growing problems with aggressive driving and speeding on SR-93 (Alligator Alley) in Collier and Broward Counties, the Troop F / Fort Myers “Community Response Team” and Troop L Broward’s “Critical Incident Response Team” have teamed up once again to participate in the “Independence Day” holiday weekend 2005.

Sergeant Clarence Campbell and his squad focused their efforts on speeding and aggressive driving; both have been identified as the primary cause of recent crashes involving fatalities on SR-93 (Alligator Alley). The goal of the enforcement efforts is to reduce fatalities, injuries and property damage attributed to crashes, to enforce the laws governing the movement of vehicles, and to educate the public on the use of safety belts, driving under the influence of alcohol beverage and speeding.

Trooper Tony Lee using laser to catch speeding motorists. Right photo shows Trooper Tony Lee from Troop L / Davie using a laser to detect speeding motorists on SR-93 (Alligator Alley) during the recent July 4, 2005 holiday weekend.

Troopers from Broward, Lee, Collier and Palm Beach counties teamed up with Colonel Chris Knight on Friday, July 1, 2005, in Collier County to kick off the four day July 4th weekend and Operation-Coast-To-Coast. In addition to lasers, FHP aircraft units, unmarked Mercury Marauders and marked patrol cars were used to stop violators and issue over one thousand (1000) citations. Sergeant Gary H. Schluter, Troop F / Special Operations Aviation Division, flew over the lines in Collier County on July 1 and July 2, 2005, and called out three hundred ninety one violators (391) to units on the ground.

ACTIVITY BREAKDOWN
Total Citations1034
Speed Citations842
Move-Over Citations30
Aggressive Driving10
Seatbelts Citations69
Other Citations83