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FHP launching effort to reduce fatal crashes

12:08 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
Traffic fatalities occurring in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, Baker, Bradford, Clay and Union Counties for the first half of 2012.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is launching Operation Checkered Flag this Friday in an effort to reduce fatal crashes along Interstate 95.

FHP will focus "aggressive traffic enforcement" on I-95 in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Flagler counties starting at 10 a.m. Friday and ending at 6 p.m.

Operation Checkered Flag's goal is to reduce crashes, enhance visibility and save lives through proactive traffic enforcement, according to a news release from FHP. The traffic enforcement operation will place an emphasis on speed, aggressive driving, following too closely and discovered criminal activity.

If you see an impaired or aggressive driver, you are asked to report them to the nearest law enforcement agency. You are also asked to be able to provide the following information:

  • Location of the vehicle and direction the vehicle was traveling.
  • A description of the vehicle: color, make and model.
  • A description of the driver: sex, race and other identifiers.
  • The vehicle license number and state, if it can be obtained safely.

To call FHP on your mobile device you can dial *FHP (*347) and you will be connected with the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Communications Center. For emergency medical or fire rescue assistance, callers should still use 911.

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