What do you call a room full of traffic planners, communications professionals, police officers, engineers, sheriff’s deputies and community outreach specialists? Here at Best Foot Forward, we call them BFFs – the diverse and well-rounded team that make up our Best Foot Forward (BFF) for Pedestrian Safety Steering Committee. This […]
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Orlando Police Department (OPD) hosted four “FDOT Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Enforcement: Laws, Procedures and Best Practices” training classes. The classes are being presented throughout Florida by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) on FDOT’s behalf. OPD invited BFF to share law enforcement’s part in […]
Fondly referred to as the BFFs, members of the Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Steering Committee met last week at Orlando Health’s Regional Medical Center to review the program’s progress and plans for 2019 and beyond. The BFF steering committee includes some of the most passionate, dedicated people in […]
Can you spot the difference in the following headlines? “Vehicle Injures Woman, Police Say” “Young Woman Faces Debilitating Injuries After Being Struck by Driver, While in Crosswalk” The first headline uses passive verbs which separates the action from the subject. The language clearly creates a victim-blaming division of “us” vs “them.” […]
Kissimmee Police spokesperson, Bailey Myers, raises awareness for walker safety. More than a dozen drivers received tickets during the latest Operation BFF initiative.
*Video Crosswalks are El Trio Way & North Pine Hills Road, North Thacker Avenue & Apopka Vineland Road The Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office were out on November 7 cracking down on the crosswalks for the […]
Thanks to Operation BFF, now 60% (up from 15% in 2012) of drivers stop for walkers at the OBFF locations. Amanda Day reminds drivers that we take safety seriously.
Fox 35 Traffic Reporter Kristin Giannas reminds drivers that failing to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk can cost you – a minimum of a $164 ticket and three points on your license. Enforcement officers patrolled 11 crosswalks, including International Drive at Austrian Court, in order to raise awareness of walkers’ […]
For media inquiries, please contact Erika Beerbower at (407) 758-2727 or email@example.com Getting dark earlier puts pedestrians at greater risk of being run over ORLANDO, Fla – Getting darker earlier puts pedestrians at greater risk for injury or death according to the National Association of Highway Safety (NHTSA). That is […]