The Florida Highway Patrol released its numbers from the July 2nd to July 5th holiday.
According to its news release, the Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 9,000 traffic citations and assisted nearly 3,000 motorists on Florida’s roadways during the Fourth of July weekend. Troopers made 100 arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs and cited more than 3,000 drivers for speeding and more than 1,000 for failure to wear a seat belt. Sadly, the Florida Highway Patrol reported 16 crash fatalities from Florida car accidents.
Remember, these are just the Florida Highway Patrol numbers. The various city and county police have their own numbers.
Remember, drive safely and watch out for those who don’t. The Florida Highway Patrol encourages motorists to report aggressive drivers by dialing *FHP (*347) from your cell phone.
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