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Building Community Connections: Outreach in Seminole County

Drivers in Seminole County yield to pedestrians just 44% of the time, according to data collected from crosswalks monitored by the Best Foot Forward (BFF) program this year. To promote safer streets and protect pedestrians, Best Foot Forward has partnered with Seminole County to educate drivers and promote safety for everyone who bikes, walks, and rolls. Recently, our BFF Outreach Team had the privilege to connect with the community at these events: 


Safety Zone Campaigns at Pine Crest Elementary and Carillon Elementary  

Best Foot Forward joined Liberty Mutual Insurance and Seminole County crossing guards to line the road near Pine Crest and Carillon Elementary Schools. They held signs to passing drivers with messages about yielding to pedestrians, keeping crosswalks clear, and staying alert for school zones. There were smiles, waves, and honks from the hundreds of passing cars, bikes, and pedestrians! 


11th Annual Matt Miller Police Motorcycle Skills Challenge 

Law enforcement officials from Central Florida gathered in Oviedo to honor Deputy Sheriff Matt Miller and to competitively test their motorcycle skills through a series of intense courses. Located at the starting line of course #2, Best Foot Forward had a great view of the competition. Several BFF enforcement partners were in attendance, including Seminole County SO, Osceola County SO, Orlando PD, St. Cloud PD, Longwood PD, and Orange County SO. BFF staff discussed pedestrian safety with the community and reminded drivers that failure to yield to pedestrians can result in a $164 citation and 3 points on their driver’s license.  


The mission of the Best Foot Forward program is to lower pedestrian fatalities and injuries by getting more drivers to yield and stop for people in crosswalks, as Florida Law requires.  

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