Florida Fights Divider Pole Damage Caused by “Lane Divers”

Sun-Sentinel reports, “Throughout South Florida’s highways, thousands of plastic poles are falling like bowling pins as drivers zig and zag between toll lanes and free lanes,” a behavior sometimes called “lane diving.”  Now, authorities are acting to mitigate lane divider pole damage, estimated to cost $1 million annually. Broward County is warning motorists that they face a fine of at least $165.00, if they damage a pole on I-95. And FDOT, the newspaper reports, will be using more resilient poles that are spaced closer together.