FHP plans to 'Take Back U.S. 98'
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July 01, 2008 02:49:00 PM
The News Herald
CRESTVIEW - The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a weeklong speed and aggressive driving campaign July 4-10, called "Take Back 98."
According to an FHP news release, troopers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits along U.S. 98 in Okaloosa and Walton Counties during this period. The objective is to focus public awareness on the perils of speeding and the danger of increased injury and death if you are involved in a traffic crash at higher speeds.
Driving above the posted speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the probability that a motorist will be involved in a crash, the release said. U.S. 98, especially during the summer months, is congested and that usually leads to aggressive driving behaviors including speeding.
Troopers will work individually and in "wolf packs" along U.S. 98 in support of the initiative. The primary focus will be speed enforcement, however violations of the following nature will be targeted as well: