Did you catch Operation Best Foot Forward in the news last week? Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office enforced the pedestrian yield law around Orange County, punishing offenders to the tune of a $164 fine. That’s what it costs you if you fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as required by Florida law.
Take a look at the results for Enforcement Week:
- 6 hours
- 13 marked crosswalks enforced
- 204 vehicles refused to yield to a ped in a marked crosswalk
- 128 verbal warnings given
- 130 tickets issued at $164 plus 3 points on the license
Thousands of little peds went back to school last month and are now crossing the street twice a day. To remind drivers of this as well as the important Florida yield law, the enforcement initiative Operation Best Foot Forward plants police officers in plain-clothes at marked crosswalks, posing as pedestrians who are trying to cross. If drivers don’t stop, they will be pulled over by law enforcement officers and may face a $164 fine plus three points on their driver’s license.