Tag: Florida

Texting and Driving Now A Primary Offense in Florida

UPDATE 4/17: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law. The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The provision regarding work zones and school zones will go into a “warning” phase on Oct. 1, 2019, with tickets starting to be issued on Jan. 1, 2020. […]

Sanford’s New Goal: More People, Fewer Cars

Sanford is a growing place—in both population and visitors. Elected officials there are getting creative in the steps they’re taking to encourage more people to come into the heart of downtown, but to leave their cars behind. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett is proud that his city offers the most transportation […]

MetroPlan Orlando Unveils Proposed Changes to Corrine Drive

After two years of extensive research, MetroPlan Orlando is sharing a new design for a 2-mile stretch of Corrine Drive between Bennett and Mills, it hopes, will better serve the community. The report lays out proposals for two sections of the study area. “The recommended design for Corrine Drive includes […]

Osceola, Kissimmee, St. Cloud Ticket Drivers Who Don’t Stop for Peds

New year, new crosswalks, same dangerous driving habits. Earlier this month local law enforcement experienced first-hand why Central Florida is the most dangerous area in the country when it comes to pedestrians. Over two days, during Operation Best Foot Forward, Osceola Deputies and Kissimmee and St. Cloud police officers issued […]

Distracted Driving a Bigger Risk than Drunk Driving

A new report shows that drivers—distracted by their smartphones are now the biggest threat to safety—ahead of drunk drivers. The road analytics firm Zendrive released the report earlier this month. It’s especially timely, because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The report analyzed three million anonymous drivers over a […]

Media Release: Operation BFF in Osceola April 2019

Law enforcement from three agencies will fan out across Kissimmee and Osceola County this week, for a crosswalk crackdown. Dubbed Operation Best Foot Forward, officers and deputies will be enforcing Florida’s driver yield laws at five crosswalks. See our media release below, as well as a list of the crosswalks […]

UCF Police Chief’s Message of Caution for Drivers and Peds

“You should never drive distracted, but especially on a campus with a lot of pedestrian traffic.” That’s just one of the important messages from the University of Central Florida’s police chief. UCF police have  been working to make campus safer for pedestrians and cyclists. As part of their campaign, chief […]

Ped Safety’s Unsung Hero: BFF Data Collector Tony Calabro

Tony Calabro walks across the street. A distracted driver slams on his brakes just in time to avoid hitting Tony. The driver behind him does the same. Tires squeal and somebody honks, but Tony makes it across the street. Most people who just experienced such a close call would—and rightfully […]