As spring break begins across the state and our space, a warning from the Florida Freeway Patrol and the Division of Freeway Security and Motor Automobiles comes together with it. The businesses have begun their Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive marketing campaign this month to attempt to hold individuals protected as they take pleasure in celebrating spring break.
From the highways to the seashores, many individuals take a while off to take pleasure in what Florida and our space have to supply throughout spring break. However together with the celebrating, there typically comes tragedy.
In line with state numbers, in March 2016, there have been greater than 35,000 crashes statewide, and, on common, 15 of these every day concerned drivers who had blood alcohol ranges above the authorized restrict — these resulted in forty eight fatalities.
The numbers are damaged down even additional into highschool and school-age drivers — those that usually tend to be on spring break from faculty.
Final March, highschool and school-age drivers made up 20 % — or 12,157 — of all crashes within the state.
These crashes resulted in 677 accidents and eighty four deaths.
These numbers are why regulation enforcement is out in full drive this month and can proceed to be ensuring all drivers are protected.
Since 2013, extra DUI citations have been given in March than in some other month of the yr. Officers are urging everybody to have a plan earlier than you exit. That approach, you’ll be able to be sure to and others arrive safely.
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