Car accidents are increasing and the fatal car accidents are increasing at an even higher rate. An example of this is the car full of teenagers involved a high-speed rollover crash with speeds approaching 130 mph with no headlights that happened on a ramp off of I-75 near Gibsonton early Tuesday. So, the Florida Highway Patrol is going back to the 1970s to try to save lives.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, near the end of 2014, Florida recorded a sharp increase in traffic crashes, especially crashes that resulted in serious injury or fatality. In 2015, the number of serious injury crashes increased by 3 percent and fatal car accidents jumped by 17.7 percent over the prior year. Although 2016 numbers are not in yet, similar increases are expected in the number of fatal car accidents.
So, the Florida Highway Patrol is bringing “Arrive Alive” back in hopes of saving lives. Analysts have already identified target areas with the highest rates of crashes resulting in serious injury or death – areas where many of us travel including areas of Interstate 275 near downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg; State Road 60 in the Brandon area; and segments of U.S. 19 in Pinellas and Pasco counties.
According to the report, officials with the Florida Highway Patrol will coordinate with local sheriff’s offices and police departments to cover trouble spots and will track their efforts with an online database. The campaign is a joint effort with the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Department of Transportation along with federal Motor Carrier Safety and Highway administrations.
It is dangerous out there and we want everyone to arrive alive and stay alive. If bringing “Arrive Alive” back can help, let’s go back to the 1970s.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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