JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol released the results from Operation Checkered Flag.
The operation took place Friday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FHP focused on pulling over aggressive drivers, drivers following too closely or speeders. By conducting the crackdown, the FHP was hoping to reduce the number of fatal crashes along I-95 from Nassau County to the Flagler-Volusia county line.
In all, 303 citations were issued during the eight-hour span. In addition, 65 written warnings and 24 faulty equipment notices were issued.
Troopers wrote 16 seatbelt tickets and five tickets for improper window tint.
Speeders made up the bulk of the citations issued; 189 speeding citations were handed out to drivers. Two aggressive drivers were cited and two people were ticketed for violations of the move over law.
The move over law states that vehicles must move over one lane when there is an emergency services vehicle stopped with their emergency lights on. If you are unable to move over one lane, you must reduce your speed to 20 miles under the posted speed limit.
The FHP also arrested one person for rugs and two people for outstanding warrants.
First Coast News