FHP gets no money from the tickets its troopers write. The order only applies to North Florida. "The FHP absolutely does not establish quotas for its members, however, an interaction with an FHP Trooper, whether it is through a warning or citation, can undoubtedly save countless lives each year", said FHP Lt. Colonel Michael Thomas in a statement.
During the campaign, troopers will ticket drivers displaying aggressive behavior, such as following too closely, speeding and changing lanes in an unsafe manner, the Highway Patrol said. "It's not about meeting quotas".
"It's like a want", Thomas said. "We're just trying to promote our guys getting out, making the stops, having contact with the public, educating them, and we do have discretion".
In Miami-Dade, troopers who met their ticket-writing goals for March were given a weekend off, the publication reported.
Next week, Gov. Rick Scott and the cabinet will look over a plan to boost trooper salaries an additional 10 percent.
Dillard's (DDS) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.50
BidaskClub upgraded shares of Dillard's from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co boosted its stake in shares of Dillard's by 177.4% in the first quarter. (NYSE: DDS ).
Wall Street set to open lower on simmering North Korea tensions
Dai-ichi Life Holdings dropped 1 percent, T&D Holdings fell 2.2 percent while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group declined 0.9 percent. In commodities, US crude fell 0.67 percent to $49.23 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.58, down 0.23 percent on the day.
China protests USA 'freedom of navigation'
They sought compliance with an arbitration ruling previous year that invalidated China's claims in the South China Sea. It was not immediately clear if the Chinese demanded the US destroyer leave as they have done in the past.
U.S. stocks fall as North Korea worries rise
In the political sphere, investors will be keeping a close eye on the rising tensions between North Korea and the US on Wednesday. A separate report from the Labor Department showed an unexpected uptick in initial jobless claims in the week ended August 5th.