TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 02-19-19

Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Truck (T.A.C.T.)
Starting February 23rd and ending March 8th

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a campaign targeting aggressive driving behaviors in both commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.
Aggressive driving is defined in Florida State statues under chapter 316.1925 as drivers committing two or more of the following acts simultaneously or in succession:
(1) Exceeding the posted speed as defined in s. 322.27(3)(d)5.b.
(2) Unsafely or improperly changing lanes as defined in s. 316.085.
(3) Following another vehicle too closely as defined in s. 316.0895(1).
(4) Failing to yield the right-of-way as defined in s. 316.079, s. 316.0815, or s. 316.123.
(5) Improperly passing as defined in s. 316.083, s. 316.084, or s. 316.085.
(6) Violating traffic control and signal devices as defined in ss. 316.074 and 316.075.

Fine amounts start at $164.00 and in many cases they are doubled; 4 points are also assessed to your driver’s license and in some cases more can be added per violation.

Deputies will be taking a zero tolerance stance on aggressive drivers with the intention of reducing fatal crashes as part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Truck (T.A.C.T.).

Deputies will be looking for dangerous driving behaviors like following too closely, unsafe lane change and speeding violations committed by truck and car drivers.

The TACT campaign will also focus on educating drivers on how to share the road safely with commercial vehicles. Here are some tips offered by Florida Department of transportation website on how to safely share the road with semi trucks:

Tips on how to safely interact with large trucks:

• Don’t cut off trucks. Total stopping distance is very different for a large truck than a passenger car. When you pass a large truck allow a car length for every 10 mph you are traveling. Cutting it close with a truck can cut your life short.
• Stay out of the truck’s blind spots/No Zones. Trucks have very large blind spots.
• Keep a safe distance. While it is never safe to tailgate any vehicle on the highway, following too close is particularly dangerous around large trucks and buses because the size of these vehicles prevents you from seeing the road ahead and having sufficient time to react to slowing or stopped traffic or another obstacle.
• Only change lanes when you can see both of the truck’s headlights in your rearview mirror.
• https://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/images/tactbrochure.pdf
Please Drive Safely!!

Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 02-19-19

Mariner Boulevard and Chalmer Street (near the Dollar General store)

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

Please #moveover .

Sunshine Grove Road – near the intersection of Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville

Sunshine Grove Road is BLOCKED NORTHBOUND.

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:

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

https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR2YHi5RqlTUh8UsK0197AJ3aMz-JUI690y_HSavXxn7oI7y3afHAaYCPTM

Traffic Tip Tuesday 01-22-18

Florida Statute 316.2061: Blocking an Intersection / Gridlock Prohibited

No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side to accommodate the vehicle. The driver must operate without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

A violation of this section is a moving infraction with 3 points and carries a $164.00 fine.

** UPDATE ** The roadway has been cleared 12-27-2018

Original information: Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction -Single vehicle motorcycle crash

Sunshine Grove Road– near Hexam Road, Brooksville

Traffic in this area will be slowed due to the emergency vehicles on scene

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

https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR3W-BANISEHkcGvt_s9QByjzfYrtdW2vrkaw0iYQ92I8BKyBzYoVSuB1fA

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