The Florida Highway Patrol is bringing the H.E.A.T. and they want drivers to know about it. The operation, rightfully dubbed Operation H.E.A.T., will start its second of four phases on Friday. H.E.A.T. stands for Highway Enforcement Accident-Reduction Team. FHP says zero tolerance for moving violations, speeding violations, and failure to wear seat belts will be stressed, along with much more. Troopers in Gadsden County alone have reported 9 fatal crashes with 13 deaths so far this year.
SGT Brannon Snead with FHP said, "It's a huge concern for us, as well as the other agencies that have come together to help create this task force. And we're really striving hard to reach the goals of this multi agency selective traffic enforcement plan and reaching out to everyone."
Operation H.E.A.T. also involves FDOT Motor Compliance, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Havana Police, Chattahoochee Police, and Gretna Police. It will be carried out from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.