Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

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

University of North Florida

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

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

When:
The project began on Monday, October 19, 2020, and will run through Friday, May 14, 2021.

Where:
The High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details are being held at 25 locations throughout Pinellas County, which have been identified as being high crash areas for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Why/How:
On Monday, October 19, 2020 through Friday, May 14, 2021, Pinellas County deputies will continue to conduct high visibility education and enforcement details that 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 HVE details are being held at 25 locations throughout Pinellas County, which were identified as being high crash areas for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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

The operation includes 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.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:23:00 AM Categories: General News

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