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Florida's Turnpike

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Top Florida's Turnpike Articles

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  • South Florida cops are hitting the brakes, new data show

    South Florida cops are hitting the brakes, new data show
    The trend is dramatic and definite: South Florida cops have slowed down big time. The Sun Sentinel examined new SunPass data and found police speeding has dropped significantly since the newspaper published its "Above the Law" investigative series in...
  • Plantation cops leave early, take long lunches

    Plantation cops leave early, take long lunches
    Police Sgt. Rudolph Brown Jr. is paid nearly $92,000 a year to supervise a squad of officers on the usually tranquil graveyard shift. Assigned to an 11.5-hour workday, Brown was supposed to be on duty until 7 a.m. But on at least eight of every 10...
  • Hot with more haze Friday; mostly sunny weekend

    Hot with more haze Friday; mostly sunny weekend
    Expect a hot day on Friday with feels-like temperatures climbing to more than 100 degrees, particularly in areas west of Florida's Turnpike. It also should be hazy again, at least during the morning hours, thanks to the Saharan dust - but not as hazy...
  • FHP trooper: Illegal police searches led to her fear for her safety

    The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a "life-threatening" situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has...
  • Roundabouts, traffic circles throw some drivers for a loop

    Q: Could you please give us all a refresher on the proper way to safely navigate a traffic circle or roundabout? Harvey Young, Fort Lauderdale A: You should yield to drivers approaching from the left and bear right around the circle. If you want to make...
  • SunPass mandatory when toll booths close?

    Q: If Florida's Turnpike is gradually phasing out toll booths and will stop accepting cash, how will drivers who don't have SunPass be able to use the turnpike? Will they have to get a SunPass? Packard Larsen, Boca Raton You will not have to buy a...
  • Hypoluxo Rd. signals at I-95 holding up traffic

    Q: The state recently completed a redesign and construction on the southbound I-95 off-ramp to Hypoluxo Road, creating two left turn lanes for drivers going east on Hypoluxo. The timing and sequence of the lights has created another set of problems....
  • No deal yet on SunPass-E-Z Pass use

    Q: Can you let me know when SunPass will be accepted by the E-Z Pass system in the Northeast? I'm traveling up to New York this month. Derek Remsen, Wilton Manors A: It's in the works, but no deal yet. Negotiations continue between the two dozen toll...
  • Deputies: Woman busted after threatening to blow up tour bus

    Michelle Dyann Gay, a 39-year-old Apopka woman, is accused of shouting racial epithets at her fellow passengers on a double-deck mega tour bus and then threatening to blow up the bus Monday on the Florida Turnpike, reports The Daily Commercial in...
  • Turn lanes sought for MLK Blvd, NW 31 Ave.

    Q: The traffic signal on westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Northwest 31st Avenue is horrendous. Traffic backs up past Blount Road in the left-turn lane for those of us wanting to turn south on 31st. It also blocks traffic headed west on MLK/...
  • Turnpike's Sunrise Blvd. interchange to be revamped

    Q: The entrance to southbound Florida's Turnpike at Sunrise Boulevard has two lanes – one for drivers with SunPass or exact change and the other for drivers with SunPass or drivers who need receipts. Neither is a designated SunPass-only lane, so...
  • Signal data sought at Miramar Parkway, Dykes Road

    Q: Construction at Interstate 75 and Miramar Parkway is finished, but why can't they increase the green light for drivers headed west on Miramar at Dykes Road, which is just west of I-75? All the project did was cause traffic to back up on I-75....