Florida Department of TRANSPORTATION

Safety Info

Road Rangers

To reduce delays caused by disabled vehicles and crashes on Jacksonville interstate highways, wrecker services (Road Rangers) are patrolling urban interstate areas every day of the week. The service is free to those who are assisted. Our drivers are there to assist you in time of need to ensure your safety. Please, do not offer tips to our drivers. Click here to see Road Ranger services areas in Jacksonville.

Please note: For emergency assistance, dial *FHP on your cell phone to reach the Florida Highway Patrol.

Reduced Speeds

Speed limits have been lowered in certain areas of the construction zones, making 55 MPH the standard throughout many of the interstate construction areas. Make sure you stay within the posted speed limits, as speeding fines are doubled in Florida construction zones.

Double Speeding Fines

Florida Statutes provide for speeding fines to be doubled in work zones when workers are present. These fines can exceed $500 depending on the location and speed of the violation.

Driving Safely through Construction Zones

Here are our top ten tips on driving safely through our construction areas:

  1. WATCH FOR SIGNS...they will help guide you through the construction safely.
  2. GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME...plan a few additional minutes into your schedule for slowdowns and delays.
  3. USE CAUTION...watch out for construction vehicles and workers.
  4. DRIVE COURTEOUSLY...watch out for your safety and the safety of everyone else.
  5. KEEP YOUR VEHICLE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION...including making sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel.
  6. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR DRIVING...do not "rubberneck" or tailgate.
  7. SLOW DOWN...speed limits are being strictly enforced.
  8. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE...designate a driver who has not been drinking.
  9. CHECK THIS WEB SITE FOR CLOSURE INFORMATION...for the latest construction and travel advisories, make sure to find out how our work may affect your commute before you leave.
  10. BE PATIENT... we all have to bear some inconvenience if we want better, safer roads.
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