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Posted on: January 31, 2024

High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Alert Today Florida Media Release High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safe

Location: U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) and S.R. 436 (Semoran Blvd.) in Apopka, Florida
When: September 20, 2023 to May 10, 2024
What: High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Orange County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.

This media release is a reminder that the Apopka Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) from now until the middle of May along U.S. 441 and E. S.R. 436. This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.

HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.

Remember:

  • Drivers – obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Bicyclists – obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.
  • Pedestrians – cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night, and use sidewalks when they are available.

Contact: Sgt. Steve Harmon of Apopka Police Department

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