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Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets
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Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets

What we are facing…… The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is at a 25-year high.  In Florida, pedestrian deaths rose 40% between 2009 and 2016. Implementing comprehensive changes that comprise the 3 E’s of Engineering, Education and Enforcement of the law will be pivotal in decreasing pedestrian fatalities and […]

Dommerich students winning at safety, sweep statewide poster contest
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Dommerich students winning at safety, sweep statewide poster contest

This year, not only did the three winners of the WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest come from Orange County, they also came from one school: Dommerich Elementary. Safe to say that they’re doing something right when it comes to talking about safe biking and walking. “Dommerich — they just do a […]

From racetrack to bike trail: Scott Lagasse talks bike Safety in the age of motorists
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From racetrack to bike trail: Scott Lagasse talks bike Safety in the age of motorists

NASCAR Driver and FDOT Alert Today Florida Bike Safety Advocate Scott Lagasse shows no fear racing at 200 miles per hour around a track with 40 other cars. After all, he is protected by 3,400 lbs. of metal. But as he straps on a bike helmet and starts rolling on […]

On foot, at risk: PED deaths up 46%, according to report
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On foot, at risk: PED deaths up 46%, according to report

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its latest status report – On foot, at risk – and, spoiler alert: it’s not good news. The number of people killed while walking has increased 46% since 2009, a staggering jump that is not all too shocking to anyone who […]

OCPS students win statewide poster contest promoting safe walking and biking
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OCPS students win statewide poster contest promoting safe walking and biking

Bike/Walk Central Florida and partner University of Miami’s WalkSafe presented awards for the state poster contest winners before Orange County Public School (OCPS) Board Members. Three Dommerich Elementary students, Sydney Young, Lauren Yohe and Max Griffin, swept the awards for Orange County. The school board chambers were filled to capacity […]