Florida Highway Patrol Now Patrolling Interstate In Custom 18-Wheelers

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FLORIDA. (THECOUNT) — Highway travelers and the trucking community alike have recently been stirred up by images of Florida troopers stealthily patrolling in their own big rig, but it turns out that they — and other law enforcement agencies — have been using semi trucks to hide in plain sight for years.

A pair of posts featuring a Florida Highway Patrol big rig have been shared in many trucking groups in the past week, reports CDLife.

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One of posts appeared on Facebook with the caption “This is what trucking has come to…Be careful drivers this is in Florida”

Another Facebook post surfaced around the same time of the FHP’s big rig pulling over what appears to be the same car hauler on a Florida roadway.

Many Facebook users expressed shock, confusion, and amusement at the FHP’s use of a commercial vehicle to catch drivers behaving badly.

While the photos have generated a mixture of surprise, anger, and applause in online circles, the FHP semi truck is nothing new.

According to a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the FHP has been using their own semi truck since 2014 for various enforcement activities. Typically, the trooper inside the truck acts as a spotter who contacts other officers in cruisers once he spots a driver who is speeding or texting or engaged in some other form of violation so that they can perform a traffic stop.

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