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204 Drivers Ticketed On Thursday In St. Pete Speed Enforcement

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – So far in 2021 there have been 13 fatal traffic crashes in the City of St. Petersburg, compared to five during the same time period last year. This includes vehicle, motorcycle and pedestrian crashes where someone lost a life.

Excessive speed and/or distracted driving played a part in most cases. In an effort to send a message to drivers to slow down and pay attention, the St. Petersburg Police Traffic Unit will be looking for speeders and drivers who break the law. They will focus on two locations every week on different roads of the city.

On Thursday, officers gave out 204 tickets to drivers, targeting:

  • Roosevelt Blvd from MLK to the Interstate
  • 54th Avenue North from MLK to the Interstate
  • 1st Avenue North from 16th St. to 34th St.
  • 38th Avenue North from 49th St. to 58th St.

Police say that operations will continue weekly and will target various roadways though out the city in an effort to remind drivers to slow down and pay attention.

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