Safe driving this holiday weekend

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High temperatures could cause problems for your drive this Memorial Day weekend. Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Pat Riordan says drivers need to be careful on these crowded holiday roads.

“With these high temperatures what we find is that we have a lot of vehicles that overheat, we have a lot of fan belts that break and we have a lot of tires that blow out,” he says.

Riordan says the FHP will be out in full force to help keep the roads safe, but buckling your seatbelt is the first step in keeping yourself safe as well.

“We will experience some fatalities in the state during this holiday period and that’s one reason we are participating in the ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign- not just enforcement action, but also notification.”

He says the roads have already become more congested because of the holiday travel, so drivers should be prepared and aware when they hit the road.

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