Operation Best Foot Forward is a high-visibility enforcement action to remind drivers about Florida’s driver yield law. Plainclothes officers will cross streets at marked crosswalks, giving drivers enough time to yield. Failing to yield may result in a warning or a minimum $164 citation and three (3) points on the driver’s license. Studies show that when you combine enforcement, education and engineering over a prolonged period of time, driver behavior changes.
About World Day of Remembrance: Nov. 20, 2022
The World Day of Remembrance is an international event, started in 2005, honoring the 1.35 million people killed and millions more injured on the world’s roads each year and organizing for change to prevent such tragedies.
This year’s World Day of Remembrance takes on extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S. is rising at an alarming rate. In 2021, 42,060 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S. — up 9% from 42,339 in 2020 and up 18% from 39,107 in 2019 according to National Safety Council (NSC) estimates. 2022 is shaping up to be even more deadly, with an estimated 7% increase in people killed for the same quarter in 2021.
Day 1: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 (Completed)
|12:00 – 1:30 pm||Winter Park PD||Orlando Ave. & Morse Blvd.|
Day 2: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 (Completed)
|7:30 – 9:30 am||Osceola Co. SO||Buenaventura Blvd. & Briarwood Dr.|
|8:30 – 10:00 am||Kissimmee PD||S. Thacker Ave. & Ernest St.|
|10:30 am – 12:00 pm||Kissimmee PD||Dyer Blvd. & Kennsington Rd.|
|10:30 am – 12:30 pm||Osceola Co. SO||Miami Terrace & W. Carroll St.|
Day 3: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
|7:30 – 9:30 am||Apopka PD||Jason Dwelley Pkwy. & Brush Dr.|
|12:00 – 1:30 pm||Winter Park PD||Park Ave. & Fairbanks Ave.|
|2:00 – 6:00 pm||Casselberry PD||W. Melody Ln. & S. Cypress Way|
Day 4: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Orange Co. SO||Waterford Chase Pkwy. & Oak Chase Dr.|
|8:00 – 9:30 am||Seminole Co. SO||Lockwood Blvd. & Carillon Park Dr.|
|8:00 – 10:00 am||Longwood PD||SR 434 & Ronald Reagan Blvd.|
|10:00 – 11:30 am||Seminole Co. SO||Eagle Cir. & Eagle Blvd.|
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Between November 15 and 17, law enforcement will crack down on drivers who fail to stop for people in marked crosswalks. Avoid a traffic stop – when you see a person in the crosswalk, stop and let them safely pass. Visit iyield4peds.org/operationbff to learn more. #OperationBFF
Stop or be stopped during #OperationBFF! Officers and deputies are out cracking down on drivers who put crosswalk users at risk. Visit iyield4peds.org/operationbff to learn more. #iY4Peds
#DYK that Florida drivers are required to stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks? Consider this your reminder! Law enforcement will be citing drivers for failing to stop during this week’s #OperationBFF. Learn more at iyield4peds.org/operationbff.
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