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The Villages
Thursday, June 8, 2023

We all need to cooperate on the roadways to make it home safely

Whether you’re walking, riding a motorcycle or bicycle, or driving a vehicle with any number of wheels, we all interact with each other on Florida’s roadways. We are all responsible for sharing the road to ensure the safety of ourselves, vulnerable road users, and others.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), along with safety campaign partners the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), The Florida Trucking Association (FTA), and AAA Florida are launching the May “Share the Road” safety campaign.

Roads are dangerous, and through every interaction with each other, FLHSMV, FHP, and our safety campaign partners are asking the public to think about safe driving practices and small interactions that create a significant impact.

“The members of the Florida Highway Patrol respond to preventable crashes daily,” said FHP Colonel Gary Howze II. “Simple driving decisions such as driving the speed limit, using turn signals, or maintaining a safe following from other vehicles all play a role in creating safer roads for everyone, and a safer Florida.” 

Every mode of travel carries its own set of dangers. Let’s make it home safely by working together while on Florida roadways and practicing safe and courteous driving.

Let the Andersons keep their cross

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident contends a couple in The Villages should be allowed to keep their little white cross.

Did local media overlook the anniversary of D-Day?

A Village of Hawkins resident, in a Letter to the Editor, chides local media which did not properly mark the D-Day anniversary.

Little white cross is yard art

A Sharon Villas resident contends the little white crosses are yard art. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We moved to a retirement community not a timeshare community

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of DeLuna resident says she moved to a retirement community, not a timeshare community.

They just want to break the rules

A Villa Berea resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the Villagers fighting to keep their little white cross simply want to break the rules.