18-Month Progress Report: Jun. 2013 – Dec. 2014
Best Foot Forward (BFF) released its 2014 18-Month Progress Report and found that yield rates the average percentage that motorists stop, or yield for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk –
– increased from 12 percent in 2012 to 45 percent in 2014 on roads 35 mph or less
– increased from 1.2 percent in 2012 to 23 percent in 2014 on roads 40 mph or above
Studies show that if 60 percent of drivers yield for pedestrians, others will quickly follow suit.
BFF uses a Triple “E” Approach that combines Education, Engineering and Enforcement, and a large dose of evaluation.
- Measured Education Progress – Since its inception in 2012 to December 2014, BFF has presented its educational “IYield4peds” to 322 organizations and homeowner associations, reaching a total of 36,400 people and distributing more than 183,000 pedestrian safety and Florida Yield Law informational materials.
- Measured Engineering Progress – BFF has worked to get 102 school-related crosswalk improvements; 75 crosswalk enhancements, such as new pavement, upgraded signage and ADA compliance; 17 in-street sign placements; five rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) signs; and one standard warning beacon/pedestrian flasher installed.
- Measured Enforcement Progress – BFF works with Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) as part of Operation Best Foot Forward. Together, OPD and OCSO have conducted 296 details that have resulted in 3,791 warnings and 1,787 citations since June 2012 to December 2014.