In February 2019, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, utilizing the Speed and Aggressive Grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, paid for 54 hours of high visibility and saturation patrols.
During these patrols, deputies conducted numerous traffic stops, and issued several Uniform Traffic Citations and written warnings.
Traffic stops were conducted upon several vehicles that were traveling in excess of 15 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, as well as vehicles traveling in excess of 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
During these traffic stops deputies could have issued expensive traffic citations which could have cost the drivers fines of nearly $200.00 or more and 4 points on their driver licenses. Instead, deputies issued, at their discretion, citations for lesser offenses, such as violation of traffic control device, etc. which have a lower fine and incurs fewer points on the motorist’s driver license. At this time, the objective of each deputy is to educate the public about the dangers and penalties of speeding and aggressive driving.
Deputies will continue to be out in force, utilizing the grant, to help keep the roads in Taylor County safe.
Traffic safety is a top priority, and everyone must play a role.