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Staying Alive on 95
The Florida Highway Patrol and State Representative Irv Slosberg teamed up with fellow law enforcement agencies throughout southeast Florida to host Staying Alive on 95, the largest crackdown on aggressive driving and traffic violations in South Florida’s history.
Pictured left, FHP troopers, officers and deputies joined Rep. Irv Slosberg for the Staying Alive on 95 Press Conference and right, Law Enforcement teamed up to combat speeders and aggressive drivers on Interstate 95.
The event, which took place on December 20 and 21, was a multi-agency effort involving law enforcement agencies (FHP and Sheriff’s Offices) from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties – all participating in this important cause. The law enforcement team patrolled I-95 throughout their respective areas for two consecutive nights. The objective of this operation was to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and property damage attributed to aggressive driving and unlawful speed violations on I-95.
A press conference kicked off the event 5:00 PM on December 20th. The two-day operation proved to be a huge success. Over 100 law enforcement officers participated in this operation. Together, the law enforcement team wrote 1,499 citations and made 9 DUI arrests. Officers stopped 29 aggressive drivers and issued them tickets. During the two-day period, the team reported zero traffic fatalities on I-95 from Dade County to St. Lucie County.
State Troopers continue to patrol I-95 on a daily basis to enforce the traffic laws and try to keep the interstate safe for the citizens and visitors to Florida. As Florida’s population and number of visitors increases each year, more motorists travel I-95 placing an additional burden on law enforcement personnel. The public is urged to obey all posted speed limits, pay attention to all traffic safety laws, avoid aggressive driving behaviors, and wear seatbelts – whatever it takes to Stay Alive on 95!