Pedestrian Safety

Talkin’ ped safety with the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood

Shout out to the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood for allowing us to join their January meeting to talk about all things BFF. During the presentation, BFFer Amanda Day provided information about the Florida driver yield law and stressed the importance of always stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks. As with most of […]

Take your time – Always look for pedestrians

In a recent Orlando Sentinel column, a local resident shared that they were “ticked off” that drivers were taking too long to drive after a light turns green: “I get super ticked off when people wait 3-5 seconds after the light turns green to move their car usually followed by lollygagging […]

Make 2019 the year you improve your city

With 2018 in the books, many are beginning their list of New Year’s resolutions. Instead of sticking to the norm, why not think about making goals based on the city you live in and love? A recent article from Fast Company highlights resolutions to not only improve yourself, but also […]

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 […]

Let’s get moving! Walk to School Day happening 10/10

It’s that time again – International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) is right around the corner. On October 10, 2018 kids across the globe will be hitting the sidewalks for the 22nd annual IWTSD. There are so many great benefits that come with walking to school. It fosters a feeling […]

BWCF’s Amanda Day reminds you to STOP on RED with News 13

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 […]

Pine Hills Press puts spotlight on road safety

The Pine Hills Press, a free newspaper that has been keeping residents of Pine Hills and neighboring communities informed for 23 years, puts the pressure on for safer streets in it’s June/July issue. An article focusing on the problems of our car-centric mindset brings up the unfortunate fact that pedestrian […]