New subdued patrol car aimed at catching distracted, aggressive drivers in the act


DOWN ALL MY ROUTINE. ABC NEWS WILL HAVE MUCH MORE TONIGHT ON WORLD NEWS TONIGHT.>>>THE FHP ROLLING OUT THE FIRST STEALTH CRUISER AND ABC ACTION NEWS REPORTER BRENDALISS GONZALEZ IS REVEALING THE GROWING THREAT TO YOUR FAMILY THEY ARE HOPING TO STOP. BRANDALISS ?>>Reporter: SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH I-275 DRIVERS WENT TOO CLOSE SPEEDING OR LOOKING AT PHONES INSTEAD OF THE ROAD AND THAT IS WHAT TROOPERS WANT TO STOP. THEY THINK THIS NEW TOOL WILL HELP. LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES ON THE ROAD AND TROOPER NICHOLAS DOLAN SPOTS A DRIVER GOING 68. WITH THIS NEW PATROL CAR HE IS ABLE TO CATCH MORE DRIVERS BEFORE THEY SEE HIM. BACK THIS ISN’T TO SNEAK UP ON ANYBODY.>>Reporter: WITHOUT THE LIGHTBAR OR COLORS TYPICALLY ON A FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL CAR TALKING DISTRACTED DRIVERS.>>EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT COLOR SCHEME AND THEY KNOW IT IS A HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER.>>Reporter: SIDE-BY-SIDE YOU CAN REALLY NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE BUT THESE ARE JUST MORE DISCREET. LINDA JORDAN ALREADY LIKES THE SET AFTER HER CLOSE CALL THIS MORNING.>>I HAD SOMEBODY PULL OUT IN FRONT OF ME LOOKING AT THEIR PHONE.>>Reporter: ROBERT IS A LITTLE MORE SKEPTICAL. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY RANKED SECOND IN THE STATE FOR THE MOST CRASHES. IN THIS CASE HE SAID HE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION AND THEY HOPE THE TICKET SERVES AS A REMINDER.>>WATCH YOUR SPEED AND BE CAREFUL DRIVING.>>Reporter: BEFORE HE IS BACK ON THE ROAD AND ON THE LOOKOUT.>>I CAN STOP THE BEHAVIOR BEFORE IT IS HAPPENING TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT A CRASH.>>Reporter: SO FAR HIGHWAY PATROL IS FIVE OF THESE CARS AROUND THE STATE AND THEY ARE CONSIDERING ADDING MORE. YOU CAN SPOT THEM ALONG THE HIGHWAYS WHERE YOU WOULD