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Old 03-18-2016, 08:33 AM
 
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Gotta wonder about the engineering allowing cars to enter.....in this case, I could see the contract company running Selmon getting sued by the family of the officer. The roadway has to be protected/safeguarded against a driver getting around the barriers.
I was thinking about it too. I am wondering what played the role. As far as I know state is implementing warning devices by installing it on the ramps. Not talking about exact area where accident happened, but usually it's hard to block path for cars entering in opposite direction. I am not sure if enough studies were done, but this flashing light you see on the ramps (for example ramp from I-75 towards new mall outlet if you coming from south) are all over the place now. Will it help drunk people to understand they are driving in the wrong direction? Not sure. Morons have no brain really.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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FHP: Seminole man faces DUI charge after driving wrong way on I-275 in St. Petersburg | Tampa Bay Times

Dear God, keep these idiots off the roadways......Amen.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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I have never been more fearful on the roads than since having moved to FL... From a previous NY'er, that had also contended with Chicago traffic, as well as many Mass***** in my day.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Agree, I have noticed it has got progressively worse in the last 20-30 years. Possibly due to all of people moving here from out of state and/or other countries/territories. Bringing bad habits with them.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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He faces charges of DUI and possession of a controlled substance

I wonder why they won't name the controlled substance? Weed or heroin or what? Who are they protecting?


Also note most of these wrong way events are well after midnight but before sunrise, when impaired drivers mostly have the roads to themselves and the FHP.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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the lack of other vehicles on the roadways for the drugged up driver/intox driver to follow probably has something to do with it - they're so confused, messed up, lost that they enter the wrong way onto interstates unknowingly.....
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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and again.......


Troopers: Drunk driver crashes after going wrong-way on I-75
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Tampa is the only place I've lived where this is such a regular occurrence that locals don't even bat an eye at it anymore.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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News chans just over hype it. No worse here than anywhere else.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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Tampa is the only place I've lived where this is such a regular occurrence that locals don't even bat an eye at it anymore.
same here - and pretty much anyone can be a victim - especially if you travel in the evening, nighttime hours when most of these occur....
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