Tag: WFTV

News 13 & WFTV discuss latest Dangerous by Design report

In the wake of the latest Smart Growth America Dangerous by Design 2019 report — again ranking Central Florida as one of the most dangerous places for people to walk — regional officials, advocates and organizations continue to work together for pedestrian safety. Media in Central Florida has also stepped […]

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 […]

Channel 9’s Racquel Asa visits site of crosswalk crackdown

Racquel Asa from WFTV Channel 9 headed to Columbia St. and Kuhl Ave., near the Orlando Health campus, on June 13, 2018. In February 2018, over 80% of drivers were yielding to people using this crosswalk. Racquel spoke with Orlando Police Department Sgt. Keefe, who tells us that he gets […]

WFTV’s Racquel Asa reminds drivers to yield at crosswalks

When it comes to Operation BFF reminders, WFTV’s Racquel Asa has got you covered. Racquel’s morning traffic report showed viewers where each enforcement was taking place and reminded them on the laws regarding yielding for people in crosswalks (Hint: you have to). Thank you, Racquel, for spreading the word – […]

City of Orlando: Sidewalks for Safety

Shout out to the City of Orlando for adding 22 miles of sidewalk to make Orlando neighborhood streets safer.  The locations for the new sidewalks were picked based on schools, parks, bus routes and SunRail locations.  Construction will begin in a few months and is expected to be complete in […]

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 […]

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 […]