In 2016, 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run crashes, according to a recent study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This is a 62 percent increase from 2009, the last year that a downward trend was recorded. The new study found that 65 percent of victims of hit-and-run […]
Month: April 2018
Bike/Walk Central Florida and partner University of Miami’s WalkSafe presented awards for the state poster contest winners before Orange County Public School (OCPS) Board Members. Three Dommerich Elementary students, Sydney Young, Lauren Yohe and Max Griffin, swept the awards for Orange County. The school board chambers were filled to capacity […]
Our BFF Ryan Harper is no stranger to Operation BFF – he’s seen close encounters first-hand during enforcement in Orange County. On April 18, he headed over to Osceola County to see how drivers would respond during their first Operation BFF high-visibility enforcement.
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 – […]
The Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) conducted their first high-visibility crosswalk enforcement action on April 18. This crosswalk crackdown, dubbed ‘Operation Best Foot Forward (BFF),’ reminds drivers to yield and stop for people in marked crosswalks, as Florida law requires. If they don’t, the […]
Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell and Best Foot Forward Executive Director Amanda Day joined News 13 for an “In-depth” look at Operation Best Foot Forward’s expansion into Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee and St. Cloud and the high-visibility enforcement operation on April 18.
OPERATION BEST FOOT FORWARD MEDIA ALERT: First Wave of Ticketing Begins in Osceola County, City of Kissimmee & City of St. Cloud on April 18
*MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPP* Operation Best Foot Forward Begins in Osceola County Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department and St. Cloud Police Department to start ticketing drivers who fail to yield to people in crosswalks on April 18 WHAT: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) and St. […]
Sadly, every day there is a new story in the news about a person who got hit by a car while walking. One common theme in these stories is how the news reports the collision. A recent article from the Columbia Journalism Review talks about the media’s tendency to blame […]
When it comes to making our streets safer for people walking, a lot of factors come into play. While most collisions occur outside of a crosswalk, it’s worth noting that drivers fail to yield to people walking in crosswalks as well – it happened twice in this short interview with […]