TAMPA, Fla. – In an effort to make roadways safer in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties, Troop C of the Florida Highway Patrol is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven through an Enhanced Law Enforcement Engagement (ELEE) program.
From May through October 2023, the Florida Highway Patrol will expand Trooper presence on state roadways with high crash rates, increasing public awareness of the importance of safe driving.
Enforcement efforts will focus on specific areas of the State Highway Strategic Safety Plan (SHSSP). Focus areas include intersection violations, driving under the influence, lane departure, work zone violations, move-over violations, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and speeding.
“FDOT District Seven is committed to making our roads safer through partnerships with local law enforcement agencies,” said FDOT District Seven Safety Engineer Emmeth Duran, P.E. “Through this program, we are working to reach FDOT’s target of zero fatal crashes and serious injuries.”
The ELEE pilot program was launched in 2022 by FDOT District Seven to expand its efforts to improve traffic safety.
In its second year, the ELEE program aims to partner with local law enforcement agencies to reduce crashes and injuries on the state roads and federal highways FDOT District Seven manages.
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