Motorists in Florida are being warned to never drive impaired as residents and visitors celebrate spring break.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has launched the Spring Break: Never Drive Impaired campaign in a bid to tackle the motorists who drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Florida’s beaches and tourist attractions bring thousands of spring breakers every year. March 2019 had more impaired driving crashes and fatalities than any other month in the year and 3,371 DUI arrests were made.
“The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to keeping impaired drivers off Florida roads through education, high visibility, and aggressive enforcement,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
“FHP Troopers will be out in force protecting the public from impaired drivers this spring, so use good judgment and never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We want to ensure you Arrive Alive while enjoying Spring Break in Florida.”
FHP and FLHSMV are partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and AAA – The Auto Club Group to spread the “never drive impaired” safety message.
FHP will be engaging in increased enforcement of impaired driving throughout the month, and the public is encouraged to report dangerous and drunk drivers by dialing *FHP (*347).