Tag: BFF

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 […]

BFF supports heads to The Oaks in Kissimmee for National Night Out

Best Foot Forward “backed The Blue” at The Oaks neighborhood’s National Night Out with the Kissimmee Police Department and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Community members came out to meet neighbors and spend some quality time with family, enjoy the fresh air and have some fun. Police officers were joined […]

BFF team attends FDOT’s Stop on Red event

Best Foot Forward joined various organizations from all over Central Florida at a busy Orange County intersection to support the national ‘Stop on Red’ week. Participants stood on the sidewalks at all four corners of the intersection waving signs, handing out goodie bags and reminding driver to stop at red lights. […]

One yield rate at a time

Six years ago, the Best Foot Forward (BFF) initiative launched to reverse the conflict between people walking and driving. The focus was simple: get more drivers to yield and stop for pedestrians at marked crosswalks as Florida law requires. Using education, engineering and enforcement, BFF has worked to increase awareness […]

Making the mark with media coverage

How do you know when you’ve made your mark? Especially when it’s about something so pedestrian as a pedestrian safety campaign. Some say, the campaign hit the mark because of its catchy name, Best Foot Forward (BFF). The name sticks, surprises, and even incites some to smile. Others say, BFF […]

OCSO and KPD keep students safe with Operation BFF

The Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) are making sure kids stay safe as they head back to school. That’s why on August 15, officers from KPD and OCSO will be conducting their second high-visibility crosswalk enforcement action, dubbed Operation BFF, across Osceola County. At […]