Traffic Tip Tuesday 09-01-15

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has recently added automated tag readers to our Traffic Unit.

Traffic Tip Tuesday 09-01-15

These devices can read hundreds of vehicle tags a minute and alert the deputy to stolen vehicles, expired tags, suspended driver’s licenses and even wanted persons.

This means, if you have a suspended driver’s license we will eventually catch you regardless of how well you are driving.

If your driver’s license is not valid, let someone else drive. Take care of your license and drive safely.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-25-15

Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..

The National Labor Day Campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is currently under way. Law enforcement will be stepping up DUI enforcement efforts through September 7th.
Don’t drink and drive.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-25-15

Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety. Florida Statute has numerous traffic violations, and each week only one tip can be covered.

Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.

Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.

If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.

Back to School Traffic Safety

“Our young people will soon be starting school. More children than ever will be walking to and from school this year due to the end of courtesy busing,” said Sheriff Al Nienhuis. “This will require every driver to be even more careful as we drive the hours before or after school. Keeping our youngest and most vulnerable citizens safe as they make their way to and from school is everyone’s responsibility. My deputies will be out in force during the first week of school to ensure that everyone gets safely into the routine of another school year.”

The first week of school consistently produces increased pedestrian traffic, as well as vehicular traffic, on the Hernando County roadways. Drivers should be mindful of the following:

– Many students will be walking and/or riding bicycles to school along the sidewalks and county roadways
– Parents should ensure that children who ride bicycles wear properly fitting helmets
– Expect heavy traffic back-ups in school zones
– Parents should have children ride school buses when bus routes are available – alleviating unnecessary traffic in school zones
– Motorists should avoid school zones if at all possible
– Be patient and drive carefully
– The first few weeks of school are always extra busy so leave plenty of time to travel
– When a school bus stops and the red lights are flashing – traffic approaching from either direction is required to stop
– Reduce or eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings
– Put down the phone
– Do not text and drive
– If you have any type of emergency or get into an accident, call 9-1-1 immediately
o tell the operator the location of the emergency
o answer all of the questions appropriately
o emergency vehicles are dispatched immediately – answering the dispatcher’s questions does not delay the response.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-18-15

Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-18-15

Hernando County Schools are back in session on Monday, 08-24-15. We recommend that everyone allow for additional drive time, as the roadways will be more congested.
Please watch for children walking and riding bicycles to school.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting Traffic Enforcement in School Zones. This effort is in conjunction with the Florida Sheriff’s Task Force Operation: Safe Schools. Enforcement will concentrate on violators who pass stopped school busses, speeding in school zones, pedestrian and bicycle violations. Please drive safely and watch out for our children.

Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety.

Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.

Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.

If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.

UPDATE on ROAD CLOSURES

All roadways in Hernando County have been opened with the exception of NANCY AVENUE.

Nancy Avenue will be CLOSED for an extended period of time while repairs are made.

Traffic Alert Monday 08-17-15

Traffic Alert Monday 08-17-15
Due to the most recent heavy rains, Hernando County is experiencing flooding on various roadways. At the present time, the following roadways are closed due to flooding:
• Culbreath Road (near the Pasco County Line)
• Various locations on Wiscon Road
• Broad Street (US41) and VFW Road
• Broad Street (US41) and Croom Road
• Broad Street (US41) in various locations throughout the city of Brooksville
• Candlelight Boulevard and Moonlight Lane
• Fort Dade Avenue (near 19049)
• Easy Street and Middleboro Street
Please note, many of these intersections/locations are within the city of Brooksville.
IMPORTANT – If you see water covering the roadway, DO NOT drive through it. Select an alternate route. Thank you.
An updated list of roads that are closed due to flooding is as follows:
• Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) and Nancy Ave
• Croom Road from Broad Street (US41) to McIntyre Road
• Culbreath Road (hear the Pasco County line) still has some standing water
Again, if any roadway is covered with water, please DO NOT drive over (or through) the water. Select an alternate route.
More rain is expected later today and throughout the week. Please use caution when driving in the rain and when approaching water on the road.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-11-15

Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information….

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-11-15

Occasionally inspect your vehicle’s equipment to ensure that it is working properly. Please, make sure that all of the turn signal indicators are functioning properly, lens covers are not cracked or broken and that the car horn is operable. Florida statute requires that headlights are white in color only (remember that just because there is a company out there that makes colored lights, they are not necessarily legal). Red and blue lights emitting from a vehicle (with the exception of tail and brake lights, that must be red) are reserved for emergency vehicles only. Mufflers and mirrors should also be inspected. All of these items can help to make your trip a safe one.

Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety. Florida Statute has numerous traffic violations, and each week only one tip can be covered.

Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.

Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.

If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-05-15

Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..

With all of the recent inclement weather please remember…

You must utilize your headlights whenever you are using your windshield wipers.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 08-05-15

Hazard lights are only to be utilized during emergency situations with your vehicle while it is stopped or parked.

Please do not drive with the hazard lights activated. Use extra caution when driving in heavy downpours and high wind situations. As always, drive safely.

Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety. Florida Statute has numerous traffic violations, and each week only one tip can be covered.

Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.

Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.

If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 07-28-15

Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..

TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 07-28-15

Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a crosswalk when a pedestrian enters the crosswalk, is in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. When signage so indicates at an uncontrolled intersection, vehicles must stop and allow pedestrians to cross a roadway when a pedestrian enters the crosswalk, is in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Pedestrians may not suddenly leave the curb and enter a crosswalk into the path of a moving vehicle that is so close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Where traffic control devices are in operation, pedestrians may only cross between two adjacent intersections in a marked crosswalk and may only cross an intersection diagonally if authorized by a traffic control device. Pedestrians may not cross a roadway at any other place than by route at right angles to the curb of by the shortest route to the opposite curb except for in marked crosswalks.

Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety. Florida Statute has numerous traffic violations, and each week only one tip can be covered.

Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.

Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.

If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.