FHP to watch for traffic violations Friday in Gadsden County

by nic corbett • democrat staff writer • July 10, 2008

The Florida Highway Patrol will be monitoring the major state roads and Interstate 10 in Gadsden County on Friday for drivers who are speeding or not wearing their seat belts properly, among other traffic violations.

The troopers have announced the second phase of the multi-agency Operation H.E.A.T., designed to reduce traffic crashes resulting in injury or death in the county.
The Havana Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Chattahoochee Police Department and the Gretna Police Department are taking part in the operation.
Troopers and other law enforcement will also be looking for hazardous moving violations and incorrect child restraints, as well as moving and non-moving hazardous violations for commercial vehicles.
They will also be educating drivers about Florida’s Move Over law, which requires them to change lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with its lights activated on the side of the road. If they can’t change lanes, they must slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit.

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