TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 12-18-18

BY CORPORAL LANCE ORIGON

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this Christmas?

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office offers some simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

 Check behind vehicles before moving
 Maintain a safe distance between vehicles
 Make sure your vehicle is in good working order
 Reduce speed, especially during inclement weather
 If you drink, don’t drive
 Always use safety belts and child safety seats
 Plan your trip – Give yourself plenty of time and schedule rest stops and activities for small children
 Leave an itinerary with a friend so that someone will know where you are
 Keep your cell phone charged
 Don’t overload your vehicle or obstruct your view with luggage and/or packages
 Avoid eating heavy meals right before driving, as this can lead to sleepiness
 Get a good night’s sleep before traveling

Drive safe and enjoy your holidays!!!

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 11-21-2018

I-75 – just north of the county line near mile marker 294

I-75 is BLOCKED SOUTHBOUND.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR2x8U29EKKBeG-JCpr6RTzsGe8IfLMY0L3Fmeqj9Tj-TVVaKaEKSATz6RU

Traffic Tip Tuesday 11-06-18 by Sergeant William Hillman

Wearing of headsets/ear buds while driving – Florida Statute 316.304

No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, OTHER THAN a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.

This section does NOT apply to:

-Any person operating a motorcycle who is using a headset that is installed in a helmet and worn so as to prevent the speakers from making direct contact with the user’s ears so that the user can hear surrounding sounds.

-Any person using a headset in conjunction with a cellular telephone that only provides sound through ONE ear and allows surrounding sounds to be heard with the other ear.

A violation of this section is a Non-Moving Violation and carries a $114.00 fine.

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 10-16-2018

Spring Hill Drive –at the intersection of Pinehurst Drive (the middle Pinehurst)

Spring Hill Drive is BLOCKED WESTBOUND AND EASTBOUND.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR0zNVaGeBzpA8I1e8ydrusCOoYboLrb856E1kd8nW1f-RZ4-X7-tfoHy_U

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 09-27-18

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction

Spring Hill Drive near Maguire Avenue

EASTBOUND LANES are BLOCKED.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 09-17-2018

US-19 (Commercial Way) at Trenton Avenue

SOUTHBOUND Lanes BLOCKED.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 09-12-18

**UPDATE** The roadway has been cleared.

US-19 (Commercial Way) near William Street (near Golden Corral)

NORTHBOUND LANES blocked due to crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 09-06-18

Deltona Boulevard –North of Forest Oaks Boulevard (near Village Pizza)

Deltona Boulevard is BLOCKED SOUTHBOUND.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 08-15-2018

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction

Emerson Road is CLOSED in the area of Green Valley Trail

Both NORTHBOUND and SOUTHBOUND lanes.

The road will be closed for at least the next hour.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/

Photo courtey of HCSO TRAFFIC UNIT.

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 08-15-2018