Photo/Story Gallery 2009

Troopers Get Aggressive with Aggressive Drivers

Venice A.C.E. team members at the Venice Highway Patrol Station (L-R) Trooper Ed Pope, Jeff Hause, Mike Jones and Corporal Chris RicciIn preparation for this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign, Troop F assembled three A.C.E. Teams- Aggressive Concentrated Education & Enforcement. Each team consisted of five Troopers and conducted enforcement details throughout the southwest region of the state.

The A.C.E. teams concentrated their efforts in areas with a high frequency of speeding complaints, crashes and fatalities. Their efforts resulted in 1,158 seatbelt and 263 speeding citations. In addition 26 drivers were arrested for driving while license suspended or no valid license.

ACE of hearts card with FHP SealDrivers are reminded that when worn correctly, seatbelts have been proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pick-ups, SUVs and minivans.

 Pictured above: Venice A.C.E. team members at the Venice Highway Patrol Station(L-R) Trooper Ed Pope, Jeff Hause, Mike Jones and Corporal Chris Ricci.