Ask Trooper Steve

News 6 Traffic Safety Expert answers viewer questions

Do you have a question about traffic safety, roadways or law enforcement?

If so, let us know via the form below and News 6 Traffic Safety Expert Steve Montiero will be glad to answer.

Be sure to watch News 6 weekdays from 5-7 a.m. every Monday and Thursday or visit to see his answer.

Montiero joined the News 6 morning team in October, bringing years of experience as a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and decorated U.S. Air Force veteran to inform the public about Central Florida's busy roads.

"As our new traffic safety expert, Steve has the know-how to present traffic in a whole new way for our viewers," WKMG News Director Allison McGinley said. "Not only can he share with us how to get around a traffic incident, but how to avoid being part of it in the first place.

A native of Central Florida, McGinley said that his local knowledge will benefit News 6 viewers and users.

"He has worked and driven almost every road in Central Florida," McGinley said. "The intimate knowledge of highways to side streets is just invaluable for our viewers."

During Montiero's eight-year career with the FHP, he served on the agency's motorcycle unit and as the assistance public affairs officer, spreading knowledge about traffic safety.

"I am passionate about saving lives," Montiero said. "I have seen so many things on the roads of Central Florida that I know can be prevented. I want to bring what I have learned out there to viewers in a way that can help their day go smoothly and keep them out of some of the dangerous situations I have encountered. News 6 is committed to getting results, and I am, too. It was a perfect fit!"

Montiero will continue working as a reserve trooper for the FHP.

Watch News 6 weekdays starting at 5 a.m. to see Trooper Steve and the rest of the morning team.

About the Author:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.