Operation Southern Slowdown Enforcement underway: July 17-23. Slow down. Speed kills.

Sunny Isles Beach Police Participates in “Operation Southern Slow Down”

(Monday, July 17, 2023) – Southeastern law enforcement agencies are set to participate in “Operation Southern Slow Down,” a joint enforcement effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. State and local law enforcement agencies in all five states will be conducting a week-long speed enforcement campaign beginning Monday, July 17, 2023.

The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will be participating in this joint enforcement campaign. Our officers will be specifically focused on detecting and citing drivers for exceeding the posted speed limits. Officers will be on patrol monitoring traffic for hazardous drivers and enforcing traffic laws in Sunny Isles Beach in support of “Operation Southern Slow Down.”

As you travel, here are some tips to stay safe on Florida’s roadways this summer:

  • Anticipate increased traffic during peak travel periods. Plan ahead and give yourself ample drive time.
  • Buckle up and make sure all passengers are buckled up the entire trip.
  • Slow down in construction zones. Keep in mind that construction increases during the summer season.
  • No matter how eager you are to reach your destination, speeding and driving aggressively is dangerous. Stay patient and give other road users plenty of space.

If you observe aggressive driving, do not engage with the other driver. Dial *FHP (*347) or 911 for local law enforcement.