“Survey Crew” May Be Surveying You – Traffic Enforcement Underway
HERNANDO – By the time you take a second look, at what you thought was a survey crew on the side of the road, you might be stuck with a hefty fine, courtesy of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office’ Traffic Enforcement Unit.
According to officials, there will be increased traffic enforcement through this Friday April 3rd, in an effort to combat traffic violations and hopefully save lives.
We spoke to Sgt. Scott Lamia today, while he and his team conducted operations on Spring Hill Drive and he says it’s not unusual to clock people driving 20 to 30 mph over the posted speed limit.
Sgt. Lamia says “People are critical of what we do, but I don’t want my friends or family getting hit by someone doing 70 or 80 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.” He goes on to say “Most people support us, but we’re going to continue our efforts no matter who’s critical.”
Deputies are primarily targeting aggressive drivers, those who are well-over the speed limit, texting, not wearing seatbelt, or driving impaired. Many of the drivers stopped during the operation do not receive citations but are given written or verbal warnings.
So the next time you see the “Survey Crew” while driving on Hernando County roads, hopefully you can wave with confidence, knowing that you obeyed the law and avoided a considerable citation.
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