Aligning with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) statewide Mobility Week, Operation Best Foot Forward…
BFF was lucky enough to present about pedestrian safety to the East Bay Homeowners Association, a group of about 150+ homes in the Dr. Phillips area. They were very engaged and ready to learn about their roles in keeping pedestrians safe.
This is a close-knit group of homeowners and the leaders of the association, Barb Frys and Greg Gill, are dedicated to sharing many forms of safety information with the group.
A lot of attendees learned for the first time that drivers are required, by law, to yield to pedestrians when they are in a crosswalk. This happens often and reinforces the need to educate drivers about these laws. The East Bay HOA was lively in discussing pedestrian rights and responsibilities as well, noting how important that pedestrians pay attention when crossing the street out of the crosswalk and that they could get a $64 ticket for crossing illegally. They even discussed looking into getting a speed limit lowered on one of their roads to make it more pedestrian friendly.
Thank you to the Orange County Southwest Branch Library for hosting us!