Author: Best Foot Forward

Osceola & Kissimmee BFFs wrap up first year, gear up for 2019

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 […]

Orlando area police officers train in pedestrian/bicycle safety law enforcement

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 […]

Words matter: Reporting crashes in the media

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.” […]

First Ever Multi-Jurisdictional Operation Best Foot Forward

*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 […]