Photo/Story Gallery 2005
In 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.
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.