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Congress One Step Closer to Investing in Complete Streets

Pedestrian safety advocates across the nation are celebrating, as a plan to create safer streets moves forward in Congress. Dubbed Moving Forward Framework, the House Majority released its new transportation policy prioritizing saving people’s lives on our roadways, fixing crumbling infrastructure, cutting emissions in the transportation sector and connecting people […]

BFF Stories from 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss

The Best Foot Forward team stayed busy throughout 2019. We worked with our partners to conduct 5 Operation BFFs, educated thousands of kids about pedestrian safety, attended community events and kept our eye on new laws designed to help protect pedestrians. Take a look at our Top 5 Most Viewed […]

BFF New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! In 2019, we worked hard to advocate for pedestrian safety and potentially save lives using our proven Triple E approach – and will do the same in 2020! While we celebrated successes big and small last year, there is still room for growth as we enter a […]

‘Tis the season… to watch out for pedestrians

The period between Thanksgiving to New Year’s is one of celebration, excitement, and festive joy. But it can also be a particularly dangerous time for pedestrians. Between shopping for gifts, running to kids Holiday programs at school, sending Christmas cards, visiting Santa and preparing enough food to feed a school […]

Changing the Way We Record Crash Data Could Save Lives

“Six people, including a child, were injured Friday in a crash in the tourist district of Orange County, officials said,” WKMG news report from May 2019. “Four people were injured after a car crashed into a Casselberry overpass early Tuesday at Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 436,” Orlando Sentinel […]

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 […]

Distracted Driving a Bigger Risk than Drunk Driving

A new report shows that drivers—distracted by their smartphones are now the biggest threat to safety—ahead of drunk drivers. The road analytics firm Zendrive released the report earlier this month. It’s especially timely, because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The report analyzed three million anonymous drivers over a […]

Drive Like You Work Here; Yield Because They Work Here

Do you have your orange on today? Across the nation, advocates of work zone safety are wearing the color orange as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Go Orange Day is hosted by the District Department of Transportation as part of the week’s events. Each year during NWZAW, public […]