DHSMV encourages drivers to Stay Right at Night

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Throughout the month of July, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is encouraging motorists to “Stay Right at Night” to avoid being in a wrong way driving crash.

DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to commemorate July 2016 as Wrong Way Driving Awareness Month.

in 2015, there were 1,490 wrong way driving crashes in Florida, resulting in 1,454 injuries and 96 fatalities.

Visit the DHSMV’s website https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/driving-safety/wrong-way-driving/ for 2015 wrong way crashes by county and other wrong way data. Use the hashtag #StayRightatNight throughout the month to add and share important wrong way driving safety information. All 2015 data is preliminary as of June 30, 2016.

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