Law enforcement agencies in Orange County, led by Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to improving pedestrian safety using a system of escalating consequences, starting with general driver awareness and progressing from warning fliers to moving violations. As part of the Best Foot Forward program, officers will be setting up enforcement operations throughout the region and stopping drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks as the law requires.
What is the Law?
- Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. This means stopping when necessary to let a pedestrian cross.
- Drivers must yield even if there are no pavement markings at the crossing.
- Drivers may not overtake other cars stopped at a marked or unmarked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross.
- Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians crossing on a green light or with the WALK signal.
- Drivers who fail to yield face a fine of $164, and three (3) points on their driver’s license.
Learn more about Florida’s pedestrian laws for drivers on our Law Page.
Police departments that have aided in the implementation of Best Foot Forward: