Orange County

Operation BFF: Through the Eyes of Interns

Crosswalk Crackdowns, or “Operation BFF” are one of the most important parts of the Best Foot Forward Program. Along with Education, Engineering and Evaluation, BFF uses Enforcement to further its mission of changing driver behavior. The goal: get more drivers to yield or stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks, thus […]

BFF Helps Washington Shores Kids Prepare to Head Back to Class

Is June too early to start prepping for Back to School? Families in Washington Shores say absolutely not! Best Foot Forward joined more than 100 kids and families at Commissioner Samuel Ings’ “Washington Shores Back to School Jump Start to Wellness Day” on June 29. The event took place at […]

Commissioner Siplin Hears Rio Grande Resident Concerns

Crossing the street shouldn’t mean taking your life into your own hands. But some Orange County residents feel just that way every time they leave their homes to walk to the store. On May 14, Orange County Commissioner Victoria  Siplin met with some of those people, along with Orange County […]

UCF Police Chief’s Message of Caution for Drivers and Peds

“You should never drive distracted, but especially on a campus with a lot of pedestrian traffic.” That’s just one of the important messages from the University of Central Florida’s police chief. UCF police have  been working to make campus safer for pedestrians and cyclists. As part of their campaign, chief […]

What It’s Like to be “On the Ground” at Operation BFF

On March 20th, members of the Best Foot Forward Coalition, including Orange County deputies and Orlando Police officers held their 23rd crosswalk crackdown, dubbed Operation BFF. They fanned out to seven crosswalks and set up. The goal is to get more drivers to stop for people in marked crosswalks as […]

OCSO Promotes Operation BFF, Pedestrian Safety with New PSA

Thank you to Orange County Sheriff’s Department for putting together this video recap and reminding drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe and alert. The Best Foot Forward program is a coalition of concerned citizens, city and county officials, local school districts, health organizations and local law enforcement. The program […]