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With growing commuter, tourist, and freight traffic along I-4 in this area the interstate is in great need of addressing capacity and operations upgrades to improve mobility through the area, increase safety, enhance the quality of life. more
A search of the vehicle revealed multiple stolen credit cards, counterfeited credit cards, credit card skimmers, and a small amount of marijuana. The driver and passenger were both arrested on multiple charges. more
"...On a national level, there were 4,392 drivers involved in fatal crashes over the five-year period who were changing lanes at the time.”- Richard Suzuki more
The Trooper verified the speed to be approximately 100 mph and attempted to pull the vehicle over using emergency lights and sirens. more
“Our testing resulted in collisions with mock vehicles and pedestrians. So, drivers should remain alert and not become overly reliant on the technology,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA. more
Two weeks ago, the state average jumped 21 cents per gallon. Then last week, the state average fell 5 cents before jumping another 8 cents. more
“In the end, it's not just about the uniforms but the people who wear them with honor and style. As one survey respondent aptly put it, 'These uniforms are more than fabric and threads; they're the embodiment of the states they represent and the officers who wear them with pride,'" says Michael Dinich from Wealth of Geeks. more
The Trooper, who had recently received a Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) identifying a location in his area for the suspect vehicle, a 2019 BMW 440I with Georgia Tag TBZ4664, positioned himself in a manner that would allow him to see if the vehicle crossed his path. more
Troopers attempted to pull the motorcycle over using emergency lights and sirens. However, the motorcycle failed to yield and continued riding northbound on I-95, accelerating to speeds over 100 miles per hour. more
Florida's average gas price is now on a 10-day streak of declines, falling a total of 13 cents per gallon since February 1. more
Gasoline futures prices dropped 15 cents per gallon. The U.S. price for crude oil declined $5.73 per barrel (-7%) last week. Friday's closing price of $72.28/b was the lowest daily closing price in two weeks.  more
"New research reveals that vehicle collisions with roadside workers are not always the result of poor visibility. More often than not, speed, driver distractions, and/or impairment are a factor." - Mark Jenkins, AAA. more
There are penalties for hit and run crashes. They are not 'harmless' and can cause serious injury, property damage, and even death. Those involved should always stay on the scene and remember that driving is a privilege and a responsibility. Here are helpful statistics and accident tips. more
The state average jumped from $2.99 per gallon on Monday to $3.18/g by mid-week. The U.S. price of crude oil settled at $78.01 per barrel. more
"The state average has plummeted more than 16 cents in the past two weeks," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Here's why. … more
"Florida gas prices continue bouncing above and below $3 a gallon," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Here's why. more
"The roadside is a dangerous place for anyone, whether it’s a first responder or a daily commuter. We hope this enhancement to the current law will save lives..." more
This weeklong initiative focused on detecting and deterring criminal activity on major roadways within four North Florida Counties more
Florida gas prices have been on a free fall, declining 31 cents in the past 17 days. As of Sunday, 88% of Florida gas stations have pump prices below $3 a gallon. more
"About 35% of Florida gas stations now have fuel below $3 a gallon. Nearly 10% of retailers have prices in the low $2.70s," per Mark Jenkins of AAA. See where the lowest price for gas is near you. more
Check out the best times to travel this holiday season. The Auto Club Group expects nearly 218,000 (3.4%) more Florida travelers than last year (the previous record high), which does not include visitors from out of state. more
"Florida gas prices seem to be moving down again almost as quickly as they shot up," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Find your region's best gas prices here. more
AAA expects nearly 2.8 million Floridians to take a Thanksgiving road trip. The Auto Club Group urges them to have their vehicle inspected before leaving home, in effort to prevent roadside issues before they happen. more
"The jump at the pump was short lived and those gains were mostly erased by the weekend. Oil prices are now at multi-month lows, which should help keep gas prices low through the holidays." Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA more
Providing free highway assistance to disabled vehicles and motorists during traffic incidents for over 20 years, FDOT’s Road Ranger program is a vital component to the overall safety of Florida’s extensive roadway system. more
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