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Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down at Crosswalks, as More Drivers Get Back on the Road

On July 21, three local law enforcement agencies spread out across Central Florida for Operation Best Foot Forward – a high-visibility enforcement operation to ticket drivers not obeying Florida law and stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks. Many asked, why do an enforcement operation, now, during COVID-19? The answer is straightforward. […]

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Media Release: Local Law Enforcement Conducts Crosswalk Crackdown as More Drivers Get Back on the Road

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jul. 21, 2020) – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police Department and Longwood Police Department are conducting Operation Best Foot Forward, a high-visibility crosswalk enforcement operation, at seven crosswalks on Tuesday, July 21. WHY: The downward trend in pedestrian injuries and deaths is beginning to reverse as […]

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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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Media Alert: Largest Crosswalk Enforcement Operation set for Feb. 18 in Seminole County

February is School Crossing Guard Awareness month. To honor the 124 Seminole County crossing guards who assist up to 4,000 students daily, seven local law enforcement agencies will be teaming up for Seminole County’s first Operation Best Foot Forward crosswalk enforcement crackdown on Tuesday, Feb. 18 between 7:00 am and […]