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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Officials urge motorists to travel safe throughout holiday season

As fall brings cooler weather and the holiday season approaches, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol, and their public safety partners want to remind Florida residents and visitors to arrive alive as they travel the highway this holiday season.

Millions of people will gear up to travel in the next two months, but with heavy traffic and crowded roadways, staying safe is more important than ever.

To cover the many ways, you and your family can practice safe travel, FLHSMV will provide multi-phased messaging throughout November and December to ensure no matter what your plans are; they include safe travel to and from your holiday destination.

“Holiday travel can be an exciting, but rushed, experience for many of us. Traveling to see our families and friends, and the joy of soon being with our loved ones, can cause distractions we normally don’t experience in our everyday commute. Getting there safely should be the highest priority. Exercise safe driving practices and plan ahead so that you and your vehicle are prepared for travel,” said Executive Director Dave Kerner. “We want everyone to enjoy this season with their friends, family, and loved ones and arrive alive to celebrate responsibly.” 

No matter the season, as you celebrate, FLHSMV has helpful tips and resources that will make your holiday travel safe and secure. To read more, visit the FLHSMV Safe Holiday Travel webpage.


The multi-modal paths are open to everybody

A Village of Gilchrist woman, in a Letter to the Editor, says the multi-modal paths are to be shared by everyone and are not exclusively for golf carts.

I enjoy riding my bicycle on multi-modal paths in The Villages

A Village of Dunedin resident, who frequently rides a bicycle on the multi-modal paths in The Villages, responds to a Letter to the Editor from a resident of the Village of DeSoto.

Pedestrians are not always treated with respect on multi-modal paths

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle resident says that pedestrians are not always treated with respect on the multi-modal paths.

The rule is that we are supposed to share the paths

A Village of Linden offers some clarification about the intent for the use of the multi-modal paths in The Villages.

Multi-functional paths can accommodate all

A Village of Santo Domingo reader takes issue with a Villager who said that walkers and bicyclists need to get out of the way of golf carts on the multi-modal paths.