VIDEO: New Bill Looks To Add Hit-and-Run Information On Florida Highway Message Boards
By Space Coast Daily // February 2, 2017
39 deadly hit-and-runs in Central Florida for 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: February 1 was the start of Hit-and-Run Awareness Month, and Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to encourage drivers not to drive away from a crash.
FLORIDA (WFTV) – February 1 was the start of Hit-and-Run Awareness Month, and Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to encourage drivers not to drive away from a crash.
The push comes as Channel 9 learned a new bill is being drafted that could help catch drivers who leave the scene of a crash.
Kim Wiggins first told us in December she was pushing for the law, which is already in place in Colorado and California.
Troopers in those states use electronic message boards on highways, alerting drivers of hit-and-runs causing serious bodily harm or death. But law enforcement agencies there require a full or partial license plate, the make of the vehicle, along with the style and color or the full identity of the driver.
Wiggins’ husband, Rasheed, was killed last year in a hit-and-run crash.
Three different drivers hit him, and only one of them stopped.
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