CFX Warning System Reveals Increase in Wrong-Way Driving Incidents

WKMG News reports that a detection system installed by the Central Florida Expressway Authority on SR 408 and SR 417 ramps shows that “wrong-way driving is soaring.” The report adds, “The detection system warns drivers with high-intensity flashing lights that he or she has entered the highway going the wrong way. If the driver continues onto the highway, cameras capture an image of the vehicle and instantly alert law enforcement in order to dispatch patrols to the area.” A state highway patrol spokesperson tells the station that since October 2014, her agency has received 452 reports of wrong-way drivers on various roadways in central Florida.

CFX recently won national recognition for its “Wrong-Way Driving (WWD) Prevention and Detection Pilot Program.”