Photo/Story Gallery 2007

FHP Talks Reading, Weather, & Safety Awareness

Governor Charlie Crist addresses the crowd as Captain Michelle Carterand Sergeant Dennis Hobbs listen to his opening remarks.Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Highway Patrol recently kicked off Hazardous Weather Awareness Week at the Bay Vista Fundamental School in St. Petersburg.

In cooperation with our state’s Just Read Florida initiative, members of the Florida Highway Patrol joined Governor Crist in reading to hundreds of students a special story about Professor Tinkermeister and his wild weather machine, which tells of a special contraption that allows the main character to detect an approaching tornado and warn the towns people to seek shelter and save their lives.

Pictured above left, Governor Charlie Crist addresses the crowd as Captain Michelle Carter and Sergeant Dennis Hobbs listen to his opening remarks. Pictured below left, Captain Michelle Carter reads the story
while the students listen with interest and right, Sergeant Dennis Hobbs explains how the laser works to catch speeders.

Captain Carter reads the storywhile the students listen with interest.Sergeant Hobbs explains how the laser works to catch speeders.Pinellas Park District Captain Michelle Carter and Troop C Public Affairs Officer Larry Coggins read to groups of eager students, sharing with them the importance of reading, a good education, and seat belt and bicycle safety. Meanwhile, Sergeant Dennis Hobbs gave hundreds of students a tour of his patrol car and answered questions regarding school bus safety and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.