Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
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University of North Florida
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has received a contract from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. The initiative will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021, and run through Friday, May 13, 2022.
The High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details will be held at 12 locations throughout Pinellas County, which have been identified as being high crash areas for pedestrians and bicyclists. Pinellas County deputies will be conducting 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 FDOT’s focus initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.
The purpose of the initiative 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 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.
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