The Florida Highway Patrol launched Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) today in an effort to stop drivers from speeding, driving without their seatbelts fastened, or driving under the influence throughout the holiday, according to an article from the Sun-Sentinel. The operation lasts through Sunday, making it a 72-hour project, which is part of a national campaign to reduce the number of holiday car accidents. Throughout this Fourth of July weekend, aircrafts and ground teams will be roaming in the state to capture drunk drivers and other violators, and DUI checkpoints will be in place. Numerous troopers are scheduled to patrol all major state roads, interstates, and the Florida turnpike. According to the article, anyone can report aggressive drivers or request roadside assistance by calling the Floriday Highway Patrol at *347 for cell phones.

As an experienced Ft. Lauderdale area auto accident attorney, David Benenfeld has seen far too many holiday travelers fall victim to car accidents. If you plan on traveling by car this Fourth of July, exercise extreme caution on every roadway and obey the traffic laws designed to protect you.

David Benenfeld has been handling car accident cases in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties for over a decade. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact David Benenfeld for free resources, helpful information, and answers to your important questions. [number type=”1″].