Tag: Police

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. […]

Removing biased language

To change our behavior, first, we have to change how we talk. “An 85-year-old male pedestrian from Lincoln was on foot walking in the roadway. As a result, the operator of the Vibe failed to see the pedestrian in the roadway, causing the front bumper of her vehicle to impact […]

Operation BFF kicks off Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Children are the least predictable pedestrian and the most difficult to see.  Last year in Orange County, 74 children under the age of 14 collided with a car.  Motorists failing to yield are sometimes to blame. That’s why the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s […]

Operation BFF: That Pedestrian You Just Cut-Off Might be a Cop

Attention Drivers: That Pedestrian You Just Cut-Off Might be a Cop. Operation Best Foot Forward draws attention to Crossing Guard Awareness Month by cracking down on crosswalk violators near schools What: February is Crossing Guard Awareness Month and throughout Orange County Public Schools there are more than 450 school crossing guards. […]

Why Don’t They Stop?

Operation Best Foot Forward “They never stop for me. Never.”  That’s what our newest BFFer says about trying to cross the street at Pine Hills Rd. & El Trio Way every day. He normally watches 5-10 cars speed by at 45 mph before one driver will stop for him.During October’s Operation Best […]

The Super Bowl of Ped Safety Initiatives

Talk about PED engagement.  Try this: More than$100,000 worth of media coverage and reaching 1 million+ people through 6 TV stations, 3 community pubs and a host of online bloggers.  Not to mention Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…with likes, retweets, comments from the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Education, Streetsblog USA, Smart Growth American (Dangerous by […]

OPD Rolls Out Day 2 of Operation BFF

The Safe Walking Movement Marches On Operation Best Foot Forward: October 9 is Day Two of Crosswalk Enforcement Actions Across Orange County What:   On Wednesday, October 8, students, parents, teachers, and volunteers got up and got moving for safe walking across Orange County, celebrating International Walk to School Day.   The safe […]

150 Citations & Warnings Given for Drivers Failing to Yield

Operation Best Foot Forward was out in full force the first week of February. If you missed the news, Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) conducted the sixth round of crosswalk enforcement since August 2012. The operation yielded over 150 citations and warnings to drivers failing […]

Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery

The success of Operation Best Foot Forward is spreading like wildfire! Recently, the Rockledge Police department in Brevard County conducted a high-visibility enforcement and cited those drivers who did not yield.  What are they calling it? Operation Best Foot Forward!  BFF could not be more thrilled to see these pedestrian […]