Many Gator football fans will be passing through Paynes Prairie this weekend while making their way to Gainesville for the first game of the season. That section of I-75 is the same area where several people lost their lives in a series of crashes in late January because of dense smoke from a nearby wildfire. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports on what’s being done to prevent a repeat of this tragedy.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PaynesPrairieSignsWrap.mp3]
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Governor Rick Scott approving HB 7027, a bill that loosened restrictions on automated vehicles in the state of Florida in an effort to increase testing of autonomous and connected vehicles.