FHP reports less traffic deaths this Thanksgiving than last year

By: News Email
By: News Email

AP-- The Florida Highway Patrol says it issued more than 12,000 traffic citations and assisted almost 4,000 drivers during this year's Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

FHP said Friday that according to preliminary reports, troopers made 121 dui arrests and cited almost 5,000 drivers for speeding.

They also ticketed more than 1,400 for not buckling up during that period.

Preliminary data, including reports from other law enforcement agencies, show there were 23 accidents with fatalities.

Authorities say that's a 36 percent reduction from last year, when there were 36 deaths.


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