Pedestrian, Bike Safety

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Strategic Planning Bureau
- Grants Administration

University of North Florida

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has received a $26,800 contract from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project.

The project will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and run through May 17, 2019.

The High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details will be held at eight different north and south Pinellas County locations identified as “hot spots” (see below).

Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and through May 17, 2019, Pinellas County deputies will be conducting on-the-street high visibility education and enforcement details that will stress the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focus initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The purpose of the project is to educate and enforce safe pedestrian, bicyclist and driver behavior in designated hot spot areas in an effort to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

The operation will include the distribution of educational materials, as well as the issuance of warnings and/or citations to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Assigned deputies will conduct high visibility patrol details at 8 different pre-designated “hot spots”, over an eight month period.
The 8 different “hot spot” locations include:

54th Avenue North (34th Street to Haines Road)
Gulf Boulevard (75th Avenue to 37th Avenue)
Gulf Boulevard (129th Avenue West to 131st Avenue West)
Main Street / State Road 580 (Belcher Road to Patricia Avenue)
Main Street & Pinellas Trail
US Highway 19 North & Alderman Road
Seminole Boulevard (122nd Avenue to 102nd Avenue North)
U.S. Highway 19 North (SR 580 to Curlew Road)

Posted by Monday, August 27, 2018 4:29:00 PM Categories: General News

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