Release posted on 11-08-23 at 7:58 a.m.
Six local agencies joined to crack down on speeding along Gandy Blvd this past weekend.
The operation is the latest in an ongoing multi-agency effort to address street racing and speeding along the span between Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Participating agencies include the Florida Highway Patrol, Hillsborough Sheriff's Office, Pinellas Sheriff's Office, Pinellas Park Police Department, Tampa Police Department, and St. Petersburg Police Department.
The agencies gave out a total of 223 citations and 156 warnings. Most citations were given to drivers going 20 to 30+ m.p.h. over the speed limit.High speed increases the severity of injuries and damage upon impact. Following the speed limit is for the safety of everyone on the roadway.
Officers also cited drivers for failing to follow the "move over" law. Florida's Move Over law requires you to move over a lane when you can safely do so for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles, tow trucks, and maintenance or construction vehicles with displayed warning lights. If you can't change lanes safely, then you must slow to 20 m.p.h. less than the posted speed limit.
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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer