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Flagler Sheriff’s Office launches Spring Break safety operation

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office has joined a nation-wide effort to enhance safety on U.S. interstates and highways during Spring Break.

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Starting Saturday, FCSO will be participating in a Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort, or CARE, operation.

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Members of their traffic unit will be out in increased numbers conducting enforcement details targeting aggressive and speeding drivers in “high-crash” areas.

“Operation CARE has been implemented to enhance safety for everyone throughout Flagler County,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “I know Spring Break activities are exciting for many, but we ask the community to remember to follow the laws of the roadway.”

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According to the Sheriff’s Office, Flagler County saw an increase in total crashes in 2021 compared to the previous year with a majority of those crashes happening on state roads.

As a result, the sheriff’s office says state roads in the area will be the focus of Operation CARE, including Interstate 95, US-1, State Road 11, Stare Road 100, and State Road A1A.

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Sheriff Staly says Operation CARE also aims to proactively help reduce and prevent crime opportunities during Spring Break.

In addition to the increased visibility on the roads, deputies will also be out on Flagler County’s waterways ensuring boaters are obeying applicable laws there.

Operation CARE will run through March 20.

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