Month: April 2018

Hit-and-run deaths at all-time high, according to AAA

In 2016, 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run crashes, according to a recent study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This is a 62 percent increase from 2009, the last year that a downward trend was recorded. The new study found that 65 percent of victims of hit-and-run […]

WFTV’s Racquel Asa reminds drivers to yield at crosswalks

When it comes to Operation BFF reminders, WFTV’s Racquel Asa has got you covered. Racquel’s morning traffic report showed viewers where each enforcement was taking place and reminded them on the laws regarding yielding for people in crosswalks (Hint: you have to). Thank you, Racquel, for spreading the word – […]

KPD & OCSO educate and enforce during their first Operation Best Foot Forward

The Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) conducted their first high-visibility crosswalk enforcement action on April 18. This crosswalk crackdown, dubbed ‘Operation Best Foot Forward (BFF),’ reminds drivers to yield and stop for people in marked crosswalks, as Florida law requires.  If they don’t, the […]

News 13 Goes In Depth with Operation Best Foot Forward

Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell and Best Foot Forward Executive Director Amanda Day joined News 13 for an “In-depth” look at Operation Best Foot Forward’s expansion into Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee and St. Cloud and the high-visibility enforcement operation on April 18.

OPERATION BEST FOOT FORWARD MEDIA ALERT: First Wave of Ticketing Begins in Osceola County, City of Kissimmee & City of St. Cloud on April 18

*MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPP* Operation Best Foot Forward Begins in Osceola County Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department and St. Cloud Police Department to start ticketing drivers who fail to yield to people in crosswalks on April 18  WHAT: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and St. […]