UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol has improved and updated its policies, procedures and training for troopers to inform drivers about smoke on Florida highways. This is in response to a tragic accident in January 2012 where 11 people were killed and dozens injured. The FHP is also sending out more media alerts concerning roads that may be affected by smoke or fog and is working in conjunction with the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Department of Transportation to get the alerts out via Twitter.
The Department of Transportation is also investing $4 million to bring signs and detectors on I-75 and U.S. 441, the two primary north/south routes that cut through Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and to install overhead dynamic message signs for alerts and warnings to be posted for drivers.
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