FHP Steps Up Patrols For Holiday Safety

By  //  July 4, 2012

Out In Force

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in full force during the Independence Day holiday travel period, which will continue through 8 a.m. Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol will step up patrols throughout the state over the Independence Day holiday in an effort to increase public safety. (Image courtesy Florida Highway Patrol)

“The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to making the highways a safer place to drive, by intensifying our patrol efforts to reduce the number of crashes,” said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton.  “Our troopers will be on the roadways taking appropriate enforcement action to ensure public safety for Florida motorists during the holiday travel period.”

All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads throughout the holiday period.

The strategy aims to increase the FHP’s presence throughout Florida in an effort to deter traffic violations and to enhance services to motorists who break down while traveling or who need other assistance.

The Florida Highway Patrol encourages motorists who experience car trouble on the highway or who otherwise need assistance from the FHP to dial *FHP (*347) from your cellphone.

FHP also urges motorists to contact FHP or local law enforcement officials to report an impaired, aggressive or dangerous driver. Callers may remain anonymous.

In Brevard County, the FHP telephone number is 321-690-3900.