What The Honk: New year, same honks

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

ORLANDO, Fla. – The beginning of the year can be a little foggy.

It has been only four days into 2023 and based on what I have seen so far, it will be a great year of honks!

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It's a lane divider, not a balance beam! (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

New year, new you and still confused. Stopped on the crosswalk and split between two travel lanes.

The thing is, a lot of people will say I am nitpicking this driver. The funny part is, I took this photo and watched this driver straddle the lane divider for roughly 200 feet.

Their driving got better once the light turned green, but still, get it together please.

If your tag looks like this, FLHSMV can help you get it replaced. Seriously, go do that. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

No need to blur this tag out. Heck, even the registration is destroyed.

This license plate is going through it and at this point is no longer legible. I tend to see this a lot, but I have no clue how this happens.

Either way, FLHSMV has you covered. If your tag ends up looking like this driver’s, you need to have it replaced. This can be done by visiting your local tag office. No crime, just a heads up.

A wheelie such as this could cost you over $1,000 and a court appearance. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

This is a warning: I have nothing nice to say about this rider. Small motor bike, registered and all, meaning you are required to follow all traffic laws. A lot of people think that, because it’s pocket-sized, you can just scoot around town however you want.

There are severe consequences to things like this. The fine for popping a wheelie will cost you over $1,000 and a court appearance.

My concern though is the crash that can occur. We deal with fatal crashes every single day here, stop contributing to them.

Keep your dash camera or passenger pictures coming and send them over to me at clickorlando.com/WhatTheHonk or attach it to an easy email and send it to me at AskTrooperSteve@wkmg.com

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.