During 2022, our Traffic Unit conducted a year-long traffic safety initiative on Interstate 4 to deter aggressive driving and excessive speeding within Polk County. During this safety initiative, deputies stopped more than 6,800 vehicles and issued 5,297 citations. 286 drivers were issued citations for driving over 100 MPH - with the highest speed recorded at 142 MPH. 196 drivers were arrested on charges such as reckless driving, racing, DUI, and knowingly driving with no driver’s license.
We hope that those traveling through Polk County on Interstate 4 will see our Aggressive Driving Unit and be reminded to slow down and pay attention to the road. By doing so, you could be saving your life and the lives of others on the road.