Pedestrian safety is becoming a bigger priority in paradise. The Honolulu City Council is considering a new law that would ban pedestrians from crossing the street after dark, unless they are in a marked crosswalk or signalized intersection. If passed, Honolulu walkers could be fined $100 for violating the law. […]
Earlier this month, Amanda Day, Executive Director of Bike/Walk Central Florida took to the radio waves to help educate people about pedestrian and bicycle safety. She interviewed with Cox Media Radio here in Orlando to discuss the importance of the newly released Dangerous by Design report and how we can […]
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 […]
Can you spot the difference in the following headlines? “Vehicle Injures Woman, Police Say” “Young Woman Faces Debilitating Injuries After Being Struck by Driver, While in Crosswalk” The first headline uses passive verbs which separates the action from the subject. The language clearly creates a victim-blaming division of “us” vs “them.” […]
Kissimmee Police spokesperson, Bailey Myers, raises awareness for walker safety. More than a dozen drivers received tickets during the latest Operation BFF initiative.
Thanks to Operation BFF, now 60% (up from 15% in 2012) of drivers stop for walkers at the OBFF locations. Amanda Day reminds drivers that we take safety seriously.
Fox 35 Traffic Reporter Kristin Giannas reminds drivers that failing to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk can cost you – a minimum of a $164 ticket and three points on your license. Enforcement officers patrolled 11 crosswalks, including International Drive at Austrian Court, in order to raise awareness of walkers’ […]
Last week, over 72,000 students headed back to the books for a new school year in Osceola County. With kids back in school and more people walking to the recently-opened SunRail stations, it’s important that drivers are reminded of the Florida driver yield law that requires them to stop for […]