Florida needs more troopers who specialize in highway fatalities to be out on the road, said a Florida highway safety official this week.
The Miami Herald reports that on Tuesday Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Director Julie Jones told members of the Florida Cabinet that she thinks all troopers should be trained how to investigate a single-car crash — for instance, when a car crashes into a tree.
This would save time so that troopers can respond to an accident without waiting for an investigator to arrive, said Jones, who was appointed as Executive Director in 2009.
Currently, the police academy teaches its students only how to investigate simple fatalities. Beginning in February 2012, current troopers will begin to attend a special school where they can receive extra training to investigate accidents.
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