Tag: Police

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

OCSO Promotes Operation BFF, Pedestrian Safety with New PSA

Thank you to Orange County Sheriff’s Department for putting together this video recap and reminding drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe and alert. The Best Foot Forward program is a coalition of concerned citizens, city and county officials, local school districts, health organizations and local law enforcement. The program […]

Help Wanted: Be a Crossing Guard, Be a Hero

Picture this: A 6-year old little boy, Johnny, lives just ten minutes away from his elementary school. Today is his special day; it’s Johnny’s turn to present to his class for show-and-tell. Little Johnny spent all night last night deciding what to bring. Should he bring his signed basketball from […]

Operation BFF a Social Success

This morning dozens of local police officers and sheriff’s deputies hit the streets for the year’s first Operation Best Foot Forward. It’s just one part of BFF’s mission to make the streets of Central Florida safer for both drivers and walkers. One of the goals of a high-visibility enforcement, or […]