BSO receives extra grant to advertise bicycle and pedestrian security

The Florida Division of Transportation has launched “Alert Immediately, Alive Tomorrow”, an initiative aimed toward defending pedestrians and cyclists on Broward County roads.

The Broward Sheriff’s Workplace was not too long ago awarded a further $200,000 to help with the company’s high-visibility enforcement.  The funds had been awarded by way of a contract with the College of North Florida’s Institute of Police Expertise and Administration. The full quantity of the contract is $300,989.73. That is the ninth 12 months BSO has participated in this system which runs by way of mid-Could 2023.

The training and enforcement initiative goals to scale back the variety of visitors crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists by way of using visitors training, warnings, and enforcement operations. Deputies in BSO jurisdictions will perform on-street training by informing motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians about visitors security legal guidelines on county roads and, when acceptable, deputies will implement Florida Statutes by issuing warnings and citations.

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Crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists usually tend to lead to deadly or critical accidents than different sorts of crashes. BSO reminds the neighborhood of the next vital security suggestions:

  • Pedestrians ought to all the time stroll on the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is out there, stroll dealing with visitors.
  • Bicyclists ought to experience in a delegated bike lane if one is out there. Cyclists ought to experience with the movement of visitors.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists ought to keep away from carrying headphones or speaking on their cellphones.
  • Motorists ought to keep away from distractions whereas driving and all the time look ahead to pedestrians.
  • Solely cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, when doable, and all the time obey all visitors alerts.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists ought to be certain that they’re seen to drivers when strolling or using at night time.
  • On the highway there must be a minimal of three toes between bicyclists and automobiles.

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