Restore troopers to dangerous highways

 

Recent Herald stories highlight the increasing carnage on our highways. Whether it’s a hit-and-run or an irresponsible driver, the articles describe the aftermath of these crashes in vivid detail.

It hasn’t taken most drivers long to figure out that with the law-enforcement cutbacks, among the first personnel to be cut were those who patrol our highways. Because of the drastic decline in the number of Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade police officers, it is not uncommon for some motorists to do anywhere from 20-to-40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. This was not the case when there was an ample number of officers on patrol.

Until these personnel cuts are restored, the tragedies and the carnage will continue.

Charles Miller, Davie

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