Attention drivers: today and tomorrow the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing the pedestrian yield law around Orange County to the tune of a $164 fine. That’s what it will cost you if you fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as required by Florida law.
200,000 little peds went back to school last week and are now crossing the street twice a day. To remind drivers of this and the important Florida yield law, the enforcement initiative Operation Best Foot Forward includes plain-clothes officers posing as pedestrians crossing at a marked crosswalk. If drivers don’t stop for the pedestrian, they will be pulled over by law enforcement officers and may face a $164 fine and three points on their driver’s license. Please click HERE to view this week’s enforcement crosswalk schedule and make sure to always yield to peds!