FHP Troopers Out In Force For New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2015

The Florida Highway Patrol remains out in force on the highways to provide assistance to motorists, as well as to get impaired drivers off the road during the holiday weekend.

From December 16, 2014 to January 1, 2015, 20 people were killed in Florida from alcohol-related crashes. Of the 288 alcohol-related crashes that occurred over the same time period, 20 percent occurred on New Year’s Eve.

Protect your family, your friends and yourself by following these tips:

  • Plan ahead. If you plan on drinking while away from home, designate a sober driver. Even one drink increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.
  • Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation to ensure you get home safely.
  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let them get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, call *FHP (*347). This call could save a life.

To help ensure your safety, the Florida Highway Patrol will be out in force on the highways to provide assistance to motorists, as well as to get impaired drivers off the road. If you need help or see someone driving who you think might be impaired, call *FHP (*347) on your cell phone.


2 Responses to “FHP Troopers Out In Force For New Year’s Holiday”

  1. Jcellops on December 31st, 2015 12:10 pm

    Call me a party pooper- or, whatever….but, I always stay home on New Years Eve (unless I’m working)…you can be doing everything right- not drinking and driving- and, a drunk will hit you….maybe kill you! At least I know that my chances of waking up alive in the morning go up exponentially if I stay home and watch the ball (in NY) come down from my cozy bed! Working in the critical care unit, I can guarantee we will busy- were already super busy.. Nonetheless, the roads will be wet tonight- drive safe!

  2. john on December 31st, 2015 5:53 am

    If I see anyone drinking and driving or driving crazy I am going to follow them and record them with my new dash cam, and contact leos.

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