|Published:||Jul 02, 2010 10:49 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 02, 2010 7:51 PM EDT|
If you see more flashing red lights in the next few days, it's no accident. The Florida Highway Patrol says all hands will be on the highway to catch you going too fast.
"Our main goal is to get people to slow down, pay attention to their environment," said Cpl. Jeff Rongish.
Drivers should pay attention to the statistics from the National Motorists Association. That's because Florida officers write more speeding tickets than any other state.
" think they need to do whatever possible. Our taxpayers are paying for it, we want our roads safer," said driver Travis Jolliff.
FHP is pulling out all the stops this week. Watch out for wolf packs. That's where several officers stake out one area. And you won't only see troopers on the ground catching speeders. They're taking the traps to the skies this holiday weekend.
A special detail plane will be watching the roads from overhead. The pilot inside is trained to see which cars are speeding.
"The pilot will call out the target vehicle to the trooper who will stop and issue a ticket," said Longish.
We watched FHP pulling dozens of cars over, one by one. It's a plot police say always works. And something drivers don't seem to mind.
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