Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to Increase "High Visibility Enforcement"
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is spending more time completing "high visibility enforcement" at certain intersections in central Palm Beach County to decrease accidents that lead to severe injuries and deaths to bicyclists and pedestrians.*
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Beach County ranks number six in Florida for traffic-related accidents resulting in severe and fatal injuries to pedestrians. In 2020, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reported that there were 1,024 pedestrian accidents resulting in 54 fatalities and 138 pedestrians suffering serious injury.
Palm Beach County Sheriff deputies stated that the enforcement agency's goal is to raise awareness and heighten compliance with traffic laws designed to protect bicyclists, joggers, and walkers. Educating drivers and pedestrians is the primary focus of reducing pedestrian accidents. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies are issuing warnings or traffic tickets based on the facts and circumstances they observe.
To prevent these pedestrian accidents from occurring, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies remind drivers to observe speed limits, never drink and drive, and stay alert and watchful for bicyclists and pedestrians at intersections.
The Sheriff's Office recommends bicyclists follow traffic laws, ride with traffic direction, and always use lights while riding at night. Pedestrians should always use sidewalks, use crosswalks at intersections, observe pedestrian signals, and use lighting and bright-colored clothing to ensure drivers at night can see them.
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