Florida Highway Patrol reminds drivers to stop at inoperable traffic lights following two traffic fatalities in Marion County

The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to stop at inoperable traffic lights following two traffic fatalities that occurred post-Hurricane Irma in Marion County.

Troopers want to remind drivers that if they approach an intersection, where traffic lights are inoperable, they must treat it as a four way stop, according to an FHP news release. Each vehicle must stop, prior to entering the intersection. Drivers must also keep in mind, “first to stop, first to go,” as well as the dangers of not stopping. “Not following these instructions can cost you, a family member or someone else their life,” the release stated.

The Florida Highway Patrol urges drivers to heed to these instructions to avoid accidents due to inoperable traffic lights post Hurricane Irma.
The Florida Highway Patrol urges drivers to heed to these instructions to avoid accidents due to inoperable traffic lights post Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov.

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