Florida Part Of Five State Speeding Crackdown

July 17, 2019

Florida is part of a five state speeding crackdown effort.

The Florida Highway Patrol is joining other law enforcement agencies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina in “Operation Southern Shield”, a weeklong speed enforcement campaign.

“The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to providing highway safety with our law enforcement partners,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “FHP Troopers continue to remain highly visible on Florida’s state highways to enforce speeding and dangerous driving behaviors that lead to unnecessary and sometimes deadly crashes.”

According to NHTSA, in 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities nationwide, killing more than 9,000 people. One of the primary reasons that speed-related crashes have such detrimental effects is that the increased velocity and force of impact works against the usefulness of safety equipment, such as seat belts and airbags.


18 Responses to “Florida Part Of Five State Speeding Crackdown”

  1. BrianH on July 18th, 2019 6:35 am

    So will they also be handing out tickets to fellow LEO’s are violate more traffic laws then anyone else? I personally have witnessed and reported LEO’s speeding, tailgating, running stop signs, running red lights texting and driving…the list goes on and on. These infractions are while they are using tax payer funded vehicles to drive too and from work! Cops never pull other cops over. They are all above the law.

  2. BG on July 17th, 2019 9:23 pm

    This Is good, saw them on 29 today giving out tickets. The only question i have is
    who is going to give the county deputy’s in Cantonment a ticket for speeding……
    and no they were not on calls the 3 times my wife and i saw them. They were going to eat.

  3. Kane on July 17th, 2019 8:57 pm

    Just set up on hwy 97 and they will make a killing

  4. Scott on July 17th, 2019 3:13 pm

    I agree with Kane….

    People should use their blinkers correctly. But did it ever occur to you that some people may not know how to check their blinker fluid level? Just saying…

  5. anne 1of2 on July 17th, 2019 1:20 pm

    Maybe one driver will get a ticket in all five states on the same day.

  6. Kane on July 17th, 2019 1:10 pm

    Speeding is definetly not the major traffic issue that we face. A lot of fine folks here have said Texting and driving and boy have they his the proverbial head on the nail but that isnt the only one. The number one major issue that I see with traffic is BLINKERS!!!! People do not know how to use them at all I mean man seriously use your blinkers people!! Do not use it AFTER you have turned, do not use it AFTER you have braked, do not use it AS YOU TURN it goes on 100ft before you turn or change lanes it should be used before you begin braking for your turn and it should ALWAYS be used. That litle signal will tell any driver watching you (that’s me) that you are going to slow down that you are going to turn or that you are going to change lanes.

    While we are here might as well hit on MERGE LANES if your merge lane has a yeild sign YEILD.

    Last thing last Self driving cars will solve a lot of these problems I for one cannot wait till they are the norm. No more teen drivers no more too Senior to drivers no more texting drivers heck no more drunk drivers…..sounds great to me!

  7. deBugger on July 17th, 2019 12:04 pm

    ha ha haaa~!

    for Rob:

    Yes, we need an American Autobahn.
    Let’s Roll.

  8. Rob on July 17th, 2019 11:45 am

    Yes it’s all about money, cell phones are the biggest problem and people driving in left lane, if you are not going at least 5mph faster than the car on the right then get out if the way and that would solve alot I want to do 150mph the get out of the way

  9. deBugger on July 17th, 2019 11:26 am

    Trust me.

    Most of them are over-burdened hard-working folks that honestly want to keep us, and the roads, safe for continued travels.

    Tell ‘em Trooper Manning sent me.

  10. JMC on July 17th, 2019 11:20 am

    The law enforcement agency writing the ticket does not get the money. If it did, you wouldn’t go to the clerk of the court to pay the ticket you’d go to whichever agency issued the citation.

  11. Brian on July 17th, 2019 10:10 am

    Thank you FHP! I’ll happily pay more taxes to see tailgating idiots going 90mph on I10 pulled over and paying up.

  12. Rutta Bagga on July 17th, 2019 9:39 am

    I am on the road out driving nearly every day. I do not see speeding to be some kind of severe problem. They must have another agenda here. Either like someone said there are too many officers and they’re trying to rake in money to pay for them. Or they’re trying to justify their jobs. there are many more services that need to be looked after such as actual crimes in neighborhoods that are in more severe need that could use police attention. Shootings, shots fired, burglaries, human AKA sex trafficking, child and domestic abuse, making some subdivisions a safer place to live, etc, it’s just a small example of areas that are far more needed than someone doing 5 miles over the speed limit. But hey I guess that kind of police work won’t bring in revenue and is not nearly as fun as riding around in a brand new SUV experimenting with brand new speed detection devices.

  13. john m. on July 17th, 2019 9:22 am

    If you don’t break the Law, you don’t have to Pay.

  14. retired on July 17th, 2019 9:02 am

    i agree with all Brian H , To many already, Cindy .
    Is speeding and other violations just happening now????????????
    needs to be enforced all the time. some of the po po are the worst offenders, because they are late for coffee and donuts.

  15. Niknak50 on July 17th, 2019 8:48 am

    I agree with Cindy. Texting has, and is, killing and maiming more than speeding or driving under the influence. Why not get serious and have a 5 state crackdown on texting and driving. Hmmm?

  16. Cindy on July 17th, 2019 7:49 am

    Its not just speed. Until cell phones can’t operate unless you are parked there will be more deaths due to texting and driving. A text isn’t worth your life or the life of someone else. To many young people are dying because of a text message.

  17. To many already on July 17th, 2019 6:39 am

    We have to many officers on the roads now if they have time to sit around in groups of 2 or 3 we dont need them on duty with my tax dollar

  18. BrianH on July 17th, 2019 5:39 am

    I wish they would be honest, this is all about raking in more and more money. Traffic enforcement is zero to do with safety but getting their hands on more and more of our hard earned money.

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