FHP protects pedestrians with flashlights

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SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol troopers were helping pedestrians and bicyclists commute safer by giving them flashlights.

There have been 270 crashes involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian or cyclist this year. FHP troopers hope pedestrians use flashlights so drivers can see them.

The FHP wants to remind drivers that when passing pedestrians or cyclists, drivers need to be a minimum of three feet away.

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