CONTACT: CAPT. NANCY RASMUSSEN
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
SERIES OF FRIDAY CRASHES SERVES AS A REMINDER TO SLOW DOWN IN STORMY WEATHER
~ Lowering speed and increasing distance is key to safe driving ~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Multiple vehicle crashes occurred on Interstate-10 and Interstate-75 last Friday, Oct. 5, and the Florida Highway Patrol wants to remind Florida motorists that they must consider roadway conditions and adjust their driving behavior to accommodate roadway conditions they encounter. Slowing down and increasing the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you is critical when inclement weather strikes.
“Incidents such as these are a reminder of the precautions motorists should take while driving in extreme weather,” said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “The response to these crashes is also an example of our cooperative efforts with county and city agencies to ensure continued safety of the motoring public.”
FHP offers tips for arriving to your destination safely:
· Slow down
· Keep a safe distance from other vehicles
· Pull off the roadway if you cannot see
· Turn your headlights on
· Maintain proper tire tread depth and windshield wipers
· Buckle up
For real-time traffic crash and road condition reports, and additional safety tips, FHP encourages motorists to visit www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/.
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