Police Cracking Down On Speeders In New Operation

The state of Florida has long had a reputation as some of the fastest, if not the most, reckless drivers in the country. Our roadways are filled with motorists who drive recklessly and at high rates of speed. These two factors are both major contributing of fatal accidents in Florida and across the country.

According to a recent story reported by CBS in Miami, in 2018 statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that there were more than 10,590 crashes in the state where speed was the major contributing factor. The report also indicated that in 2018 there were just under 300 fatalities.

In an attempt to reduce those figures, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has announced that troopers will be cracking down on speeders across the state. The effort is a part of a multi-state effort called Operation Southern Shield. The official operation lasted for the week of July 15ht through July 21st. The state highway patrols for Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee all participated in the effort to enforce speed limits across their states.

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault said in a statement that the operation is designed to get motorists to slow down and realize that speed really can kill. “We are proud to join ‘Operation Southern Shield’ in this effort,” Thibault said.