The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has launched its Safe Summer Travel Campaign. Florida Highway Patrol Captain Jeffrey Bissainthe says motorists should take several safety precautions during this year’s above-normal hurricane season.
“We encourage all motors to slow down, obey the speed limits, don’t drive through flooded roadways even if they’re familiar with the area, and also take heed to what the Emergency Operations Center are telling them,” he said.
This summer, Florida drivers can also expect extreme heat and an increase in tourists on the roadways. The DHSMV says to keep tires maintained, check for recalls and always buckle up so all drivers reach their destinations safely.