Thursday, March 05, 2009

Farm Worker Drivers Cited On SR29

Unsafe Vehicles And Unlicensed Drivers Caught

IMMOKALEE, FL -- The Florida Highway Patrol conducted an enforcement action on State Road 29 between LaBelle and Immokalee Wednesday afternoon. The FHP dispatched 11 troopers after a tip was received about unsafe migrant farm worker transportation in the rural area of Collier county.

Six vehicles were stopped for various violations and inspections were conducted on the vehicles. The FHP says they found in a box truck carrying nine passengers with no seats and very little ventilation. Another driver was cited for driving without a license. The information obtained about the migrant transport action was sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture which regulates migrant transportation.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:50 PM

    tip? they needed somebody to call in and tip them off about this?
    I have lived here almost 40 years and this is not new. Everybody in between labelle an Immokalee knows you risk your life on SR 29, its full of picker busses driven by drunks with no license. If its not a bus its a pick up truck doing 100 mph passing in the "turn" lanes and across double yellow lines. But hey, if they had a license it would be suspended so why bother.
    The FHP could spend a year on that stretch of road and it would only amount to a "GOOD START"!