WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Following a lethal wrong-way crash in Lake Price Seaside, WPTV is trying into what know-how is getting used to trace and stop wrong-way driver accidents.

A Palm Seaside County grandmother stated there is a critical have to crack down on wrong-way drivers.

“There is a huge security subject,” she advised WPTV. “It could actually kill so many individuals, so many individuals. I’ve 12 grandchildren. I fear for his or her security on the street.”

In line with the latest information from American Car Affiliation,135 individuals died because of a wrong-way driver between 2015 and 2018 in Florida.

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This grandmother shares with WPTV her considerations about wrong-way drivers.

A spokesperson for the Florida Division of Transportation stated they’ve “Fallacious Means” indicators in any respect Interstate 95 exit ramps.

The FDOT’s focus is now on enhancing these security measures by putting in detections programs, which can alert them when and the place there is a wrong-way driver.

“Fallacious means driving incidents are a number of the most threatening and ugly incidents that occur on the roadway,” stated Alex Perry, an knowledgeable with Visitors and Parking Management Co., Inc.—one of many firms supplying security gear to FDOT. “We think about them to be probably the most deadly of all accidents.”

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TAPCO knowledgeable Alex Perry explains the measures being applied to alert wrong-way drivers.

Perry stated the purpose is to alert a driver they’re going the flawed course earlier than they get on the interstate.

“When the drivers see these warnings, the purpose is to get them to self-correct,” Perry stated.

Nonetheless, if that does not cease them, the gadget will ship an alert to the FDOT inside seconds.

“If we’ve got a sure variety of frames the place this car goes the flawed means by means of the detection zone, we set off a wrong-way occasion,” stated Craig Waltzer, CEO of GovComm—one other firm supplying security gear to FDOT.

The FDOT didn’t say what number of I-95 exit ramps have the added know-how.