FHP touts success of "Stay Alive on 75" effort

CREATED Apr 3, 2014

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is calling its "Staying Alive on 75 campaign a success.

FHP used enhance patrols over this past weekend to guard against traffic fatalities on the busy interstate.  The FHP announced that there were no fatalities during their enforcement effort.

“Working with our partners in other states, as well our local partners here in Florida, and sharing a common mission, resulted in a positive outcome—zero fatalities on I-75,” said Col. David
Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Not only am I proud of our troopers and law enforcement partners for their efforts in the ‘Staying Alive on 75’ campaign, but I want to extend a special word of thanks to the motorists from Florida to Michigan for doing their part and driving safely.”

During the three day operation, state and local law enforcement agencies along the six state I-75 corridor teamed up to reduce traffic fatalities in the United States by 15 percent overall in 2014. Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan joined forces to focus on dangerous driving behaviors and promote safety.

The states will be participating in three more “Staying Alive on 75” weekends in the coming months.