guest72 wrote: Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:That should tell you what the Gov thinks of FHP.
The Governor needs to look in the mirror and say why in the world did I cut the amount of Troopers on the road in Florida and why did I cut funding to FHP.
Less Troopers on the Interstate to handle call for service the greater the danger when incidents occur. Case closed.
I'm not defending the governor, but the blame lies with the members of the florida legislature.
Where is the PBA ? Where is Fast? Where is FHP representation? Where is MADD? Where is the Sheriffs Association?
The Media should be informed with facts of how much the Florida State Legislatures have cut FHP staffing is the past years.
I saw an article in the paper saying that we need to put more cameras on the Interstate to see what is going on? That would of worked great I cannot see anything on the cameras due to the fog and smoke! Lets send a Trooper to investigate. Oh wait we have no Troopers only cameras and some D.O.T. guy watching South Park on TV.
We need boots on the ground Troopers on the Road.
Can anyone post an article on here where it explains how many road positions and Highway Patrol stations have been closed in the last few years. Why is there not a formula or a set amount of Troopers that need to be working on the Interstate daily. It always takes people dying to correct what is so plain to see.
How many Troopers does it take to close down an Interstate safely? Roads get closed everyday due to traffic crashes and if they are going to be closed for a prolong time then detours and extra help is sent to direct traffic through intersections that are designed to allow only a few vehicles through.
The issue is we need more Troopers working the Interstate to respond and get the roadways cleared and back opened. FHP is the only agency that does not pay their Troopers a midnight shift pay. All other agencies get 15% more just to work the midnight shift due to the danger and lack of sleep.
FHP doesn't even have a Trooper in each county on midnights. Some Troopers cover multiple counties on the midnight shift. I would hate to see fog or smoke in more than one of those counties at a time what would FHP do?
This is the time. It is now or never for the state legislatues to increase the amount of Troopers to cover the Interstate correctly. The only way this is going to happen is for the citizens to know just how few Troopers are out there!
We spend so much time giving the impression we are out there in full force to keep speeding and drunk driving down. The truth is scary.
I would love to see what the national average is for State Troopers per highway miles in each state. I would not be surprised to see Florida come in last place.
The Troopers we have are outstanding we just need more of them out there.