December 22, 2003
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
Traffic Unit Encourages Safe Holiday Season
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit
hopes you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Traffic deputies will
be patrolling throughout the county to ensure your traveling safety. The
Traffic Unit encourages motorists to follow all driving rules and take
precautions during this busy holiday season.
As a reminder:
* Plan ahead – allow extra time
* Expect delays – Plan your trip and route allowing for heavy traffic
* Concentrate - Don’t become distracted by eating, drinking, or talking on
* Follow the speed limit – Speed limits may change quickly from area to
area or be
lower than you think.
* Courtesy – Be courteous and respectful of other motorists.
A special reminder regarding all-terrain vehicles and certain other
motorized scooters or mopeds. If you plan to give a vehicle of this type
as a gift, please:
* Be familiar with rules regarding their use.
* Ensure children have the required head and eye protection.
* Certain vehicles of this type are not permitted for operation on the
* Misuse may result in serious bodily injury to your child.
By following these safety precautions, the Traffic Unit wishes you a safe
and happy holiday season.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.