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University of Florida Works on New Traffic Enforcement Strategy Following a Recent Fatal Pedestrian Accident

January 28, 2021

The University of Florida has decided to work with the Gainesville Police Department and other government agencies to develop and implement a new traffic enforcement program following a tragic, fatal pedestrian accident. The Gator Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) was devised following a tragic accident that killed a University of Florida student and injured four others. The accident happened on one road that passes by the University of Florida campus.

Police to Step Up Enforcement Patrols In Bradenton, Florida (FL)

October 19, 2020

BRADENTON, FL —Officers from the Bradenton Police Department will be out in full force monitoring traffic as part of a High Visibility Enforcement program. Protecting the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists alike is the primary function of the program. Bradenton PD will run the program in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation, the University of North Florida, and the Institute of Police Technology and Management.

Florida is Considered One of the Most Dangerous States for Bicyclists

August 18, 2020

USA- writes that in 2018, 857 people in the United States tragically died in accidents while riding bicycles. When a collision involves a cyclist and a motor vehicle, the results are usually fatalities and severe injuries for the cyclists.  Keeping people safe on bikes requires that both cyclists and drivers follow traffic laws when they are out on the road. When it comes to places where cycling crashes are most common, Florida takes the number one spot. In 2017, 125 people died in bike accidents in the Sunshine State.

Florida is Home to Deadliest Streets for Pedestrians

August 11, 2020

FLORIDA- Out of the nation’s ten deadliest metro areas for pedestrians, eight are located in Florida. The numbers are based on what is called a Pedestrian Danger Index or PDI. Researchers evaluate the number of people living in an area, the number of people who commute on foot, and the number of pedestrians tragically killed in order to determine this number and to rank metropolitan centers based on how deadly they are for people who travel in them on foot.

Advocates Want a Permanent Car-Free Zone on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Florida (FL)

July 12, 2020

MIAMI, FL- The writes that in May, Ocean Drive became a pedestrian-only zone as part of a temporary experiment. Cars were prohibited on the ten-block stretch as a part of a plan to promote social distancing and to allow extra outdoor seating during the pandemic. Barricades stood in the way to ensure that only pedestrians, skaters, and cyclists were entering the road from Fifth Street through 15th Street.*

Study Finds Florida Deadliest State to Walk In

June 14, 2020

FL-   Studies have indicated that Florida is the worst state in the nation for pedestrian safety, according to NBCMIAMI.COM. The report, which was published by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America found Florida had the highest "Pedestrian Danger Index" (PDI) of any state in the country.*

Florida One of Five Worst States for Pedestrian Crashes

May 27, 2020

TAMPA, FL- Pedestrian crashes occur frequently in Florida, according to ABCACTIONNEWS.COM. According to a recent report published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 2019 had some of the highest numbers of deadly pedestrian crashes in over 30 years. Those deaths are not dispersed evenly across the nation. In fact, close to half of those deaths took place in just five states. Florida was among those five, along with Arizona, Georgia, California, and Texas.* 

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