Florida And Alabama Authorities Team Up to Crack Down On Reckless Driving
Alex October 1, 2015
An estimated 20,000 car accidents happen every year in Florida. In fact, according to recent data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fort Lauderdale was named the most dangerous city for driving in America.
However, on September 1, 2015, NorthEscambia.com reported that Florida and Alabama, law enforcement agencies, met at the I-10 Florida Welcome Center to kick off their “Hands Across the Border” campaign. The campaign aims to crack down on unsafe and drunk driving in both states.
The initiative launched right before Labor Day Weekend in hopes of deterring drunk and reckless drivers. Drunk driving, unfortunately, results in unnecessary fatalities every year across the United States. In 2013 alone there was approximately 1,000 alcohol related fatalities across Florida according to Florida’s Department of Transportation.
Officers from both Florida and Alabama pledged to cooperate during the Labor Day holiday weekend and discourage drivers from speeding or drinking while intoxicated.
If you’ve been hurt or injured in a car or truck wreck due to a negligent or drunk driver. Reach out to the experienced attorneys at LaVan & Neidenberg. We serve all of Florida and will fight to get you justice.