Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings
News from Orange County Government News Room: It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck…
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:
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.