Florida Highway Patrol starts operation to curb crashes, fatalities on I-75

Patrolling will last from Monday to Thursday

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said it began a traffic operation on Monday in Alachua, Columbia and Marion counties to crack down on dangerous driving on I-75.

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According to a press release from the FHP, the special patrol’s goal will be to curb crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Common causes of these incidents include speeding, tailgating and other dangerous driving violations.

The Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, or H.E.A.T., detail will monitor I-75 from Monday to Thursday.

Drivers are urged to dial *FHP (*347) from a cell phone to report aggressive drivers and to request roadside assistance.

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