Florida DOT Scolds Orlando Stations for Accident Coverage

By Andrew Gauthier 

Orlando Sentinel

The Florida Department of Transportation watched television coverage of an I-4 accident Friday morning–and didn’t like what it saw.

Steve Olson, a spokesman for the department’s District 5, issued a release cautioning the stations. He sympathized with the station’s difficulties in covering such stories–Olson used to report for WFTV-Ch. 9–but he reminded reporters and their bosses about the dangers.

Olson wrote: “Please keep your distance from the travel lanes, especially on the Interstates. Please don’t have lights shining toward oncoming traffic. Please dont be a distraction.” More…