A1A Traffic Education Program – “Masks for Motorists”
The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce a COVID-19 inspired public safety initiative that will coincide with new speed limits on A1A in our City. “Masks for Motorists” will begin this week, when our Police Officers will be offering free face-masks to motorists stopped for speeding violations on A1A. This new initiative is a partnership between the Flagler Beach Police Department and our local Florida Department of Health-Flagler.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently conducted a speed study on A1A in Flagler Beach, which resulted in the adjustment of the posted speed limit in specific locations. The new changes start at North 2nd Street and conclude at South 25th Street. The campaign will include the usage of electronic variable message boards on A1A to alert motorists about the speed limit; as well as a social media campaign on the Police Departments Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #MasksforMotorists
Beginning Thursday, August 13, 2020 and continuing through Monday, August 31, 2020, Flagler Beach Police Department Officers, will be conducting radar operations on A1A; during dayshift and nightshift. Officers will be stopping motorists for speeding offenses and will be issuing written warnings, at their discretion. When Officers issue written warnings, they’ll explain the new speed limit zones and offer motorists a five (5) pack of free cloth face-masks. The face-masks were donated by our local Florida Department of Health-Flagler to support this program by providing free masks to residents and visitors. The goal of this program is to educate motorists on the new speed limits, while also providing a free public safety service during the current pandemic crisis.
“The basis for this entire program is public safety. Safety for motorists on our scenic highway and safety for our community during this time of uncertainty” stated Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney. Doughney concluded by stating “We’d like to thank FDOT and our local Health Department for their partnership, support and willingness to help make our community a safer place to live, work and visit.”
For additional information regarding this new initiative, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.
Source: News Release Provided Courtesy Flagler Beach
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