As summer approaches, largest ‘crosswalk crackdown’ to date focuses on trail crossings Trail use soared…
During Operation Best Foot Forward on August 23 and 24, officers and deputies from nine law enforcement agencies had one important message for drivers: Stop for people at crosswalks or risk a citation of $164 or more, plus three points on your driver’s license.
“High-visibility enforcements” like Operation Best Foot Forward are used throughout different traffic safety campaigns, including the “Click-It-or-Ticket” campaign that helped bring seatbelt compliance up to 85 percent. While some drivers can end up with a costly reminder, Operation Best Foot Forward isn’t about writing tickets – it’s about education. That’s why, before every enforcement, Best Foot Forward shares the crosswalk details online, with local media stations, Coalition partners, and on social media. For every citation written, traditional media alone has reached more than 15,000 Central Florida residents and countless more on social media.
Thank you to our local media stations and reporters who continue to cover this important safety story. During our August 2022 Operation Best Foot Forward, this media coverage helped us reach an estimated 758,000 people.
Check out some of the great stories and posts below!
- WKMG: Crosswalk crackdown promotes safety in school zones
- Positively Osceola: Interview with Sgt. Legel at KPD’s Donegan & Carroll crosswalk
- West Orange Times & Observer: Local leaders, organizations partner for #BestFootForward pedestrian safety initiative