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12-172 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Receives An Additional $70,000 To Continue Pedestrian Safety Grant Started In 2010

Who:
-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

-Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

What:  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office recently received additional funding from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to continue a pedestrian safety grant started in 2010.

Where:  Traffic Enforcement Details and Education Outreach Programs will be conducted throughout Pinellas County.

When:  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received the additional funding ($70,000) in April 2012.

How/Why:

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office recently received additional funding ($70,000) from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to continue a pedestrian safety grant started in 2010.

The original grant received was for $20,000.

In Florida, pedestrian crashes account for less than 2% of all crashes but make up 7.5% of all severe crashes and 24% of all fatal crashes.  Pinellas County is at 3.24 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. The national average for pedestrian fatalities is 1.59 deaths per 100,000 people.

With the grant money deputies will conduct Traffic Enforcement Details and Education Outreach Programs throughout Pinellas County.

These details may include education and enforcement of pedestrian behavior away from or near marked crossings. Deputies may also educate and enforce driver behavior at or near marked crossings. Activities may include issuing warnings and/or citations to both pedestrians and motorists for failure to yield at intersections and at mid-block crossings.

The main objective of this expanded effort is to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians.

See attached flyer.

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A Traffic Enforcement Detail will be conducted Tuesday, 7/10/12 at 1:00 p.m. in the area of 176th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in North Redington Beach.  PIO Sgt. David DiSano will be available for questions at Friendship Park (164th Ave/Gulf Blvd) from 1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

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