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.
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’ […]
Last week, over 72,000 students headed back to the books for a new school year in Osceola County. With kids back in school and more people walking to the recently-opened SunRail stations, it’s important that drivers are reminded of the Florida driver yield law that requires them to stop for […]
Racquel Asa wants to make sure that drivers are required by Florida law to stop for people crossing the street in marked crosswalks. That’s why, for Operation BFF, she put together this traffic map highlighting BFF crosswalks where enforcement was taking place. Thank you for putting your best foot forward, […]
Dana Jay from FOX 35 was live in Downtown Kissimmee for Operation BFF with the Kissimmee Police Department. See more media coverage on our YouTube channel.
Although stopping on red is seemingly a “no-brainer,” close to 25% of all traffic accidents are caused by drivers failing to stop at a red light or stop sign. The cause? Distractions such as texting on your cell phone and aggressive driving due to anger and stress. Each year, the […]
The City of Orlando is working hard to make the City Beautiful more comfortable for people walking. Late last year, the city committed to Vision Zero: a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2040. With this goal in mind, they are taking steps to boost walkability and […]