The Florida Highway Patrol says troopers will be “…working across Florida [over the holidays] to provide assistance to motorists and aggressively working to remove impaired drivers from the roads.” The FHP also offers the following tips for safe holiday driving:
- Celebrate the holidays but be responsible. Designate a sober driver to get everyone home safely.
- Buckle up! A seatbelt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature.
- If you need help during your travels or see a hazardous driver, dial *FHP (*347) on your cell phone.
- Don’t drive distracted: Anything that takes your full attention off of the road, even for a second, could be deadly.
- For real-time traffic and road condition reports, as well as maps and additional safety tips, visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/
- Avoid fatigued or drowsy driving by getting plenty of rest before your trip (or have an alternate driver).
- Obey the speed limit and keep in mind that traffic congestion or road construction may require lowering your speed.
Click here to visit the Florida Highway Patrol website.
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