New GPS Tracking System Boosts Safety Along Suncoast Trail
HERNANDO – If you enjoy running, biking, or just strolling along the Suncoast Trail, an advisory group has implemented a new GPS tracking system to help boost safety for those utilizing the trail.
According to officials, a series of decals that feature GPS coordinates, were recently placed along a 20-mile stretch of the trail through Hernando County.
The decals are designed to assist first responders in locating those who need assistance while traveling along the trail.
The reflective decals were made possible by members of the Suncoast Trail Advisory Group (STAG) who first came up with the idea and then Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise who helped fund the project.
The decals, which feature GPS coordinates, have also been placed along trails in Hillsborough and Pasco counties in addition to a host of other trails nationwide.
Members of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT, helped the county install the decals.
The decal program is viewed as a great safety tool to help first responders locate users of the trail who require assistance.
The decals are also used as a maintenance tool that allows for easy tracking of maintenance issues since the decals are placed every 200 feet along the trail.
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