Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Strategic Planning Bureau
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University of North Florida
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the contract received from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. The initiative began on Friday, October 1, 2021, and will run through Friday, May 13, 2022.

The High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) details are being held at 12 locations throughout Pinellas County which have been identified as being high crash areas for pedestrians and bicyclists. Pinellas County deputies are conducting 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 FDOT’s focused 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 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 Monday, February 7, 2022 5:28:00 PM Categories: General News

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