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Flashing Crosswalk Bills Don’t Advance

The 2020 Florida Legislative session wrapped up on Thursday, March 19, 2020. One bill was ultimately left on the table. Perhaps it was the immediate and necessary attention to nationwide health concerns involving COVID-19 that kept certain bills from advancing during this session. Another reason could be organized opposition. While […]

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Spring Forward: Wake-up Call to Drivers Not Stopping for Pedestrians in Marked Crosswalks

On a warm, sunny day in March, people driving through the heart of downtown Kissimmee came upon an unusual sight—business owners, downtown residents, even elementary children lined the streets. They were shouting positive messages and holding signs that said things like, “Slow down to see Kissimmee… speed up to see […]

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Media Alert: Springing into Daylight Saving Time Brings Increased Driver and Pedestrian Danger

A new study shows traffic crashes spike during the first six days following the switch to Daylight Saving Time, pinning the causes on adjusting to darker morning commutes to work or school and sleep deprivation. That’s why Orange and Osceola County officers and deputies from five agencies will conduct a […]

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Seminole County Celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

We all know to think twice when crossing the street but Crossing Guard Appreciation Day is a day to think twice about those who help our children safely do so. In celebration of Florida Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) hosted a banquet to recognize its crossing […]

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Congress One Step Closer to Investing in Complete Streets

Pedestrian safety advocates across the nation are celebrating, as a plan to create safer streets moves forward in Congress. Dubbed Moving Forward Framework, the House Majority released its new transportation policy prioritizing saving people’s lives on our roadways, fixing crumbling infrastructure, cutting emissions in the transportation sector and connecting people […]