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Pedestrian Awareness Push Ends Today

Pedestrian Awareness Push
Pedestrian Awareness Push

February 6, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - Orlando Law Enforcement wrapped up a three-day pedestrian safety exercise this morning.

The “high visibility” effort targeted motorists at some of the most dangerous intersections in Orange County.

The push, called “Operation Best Foot Forward,” is a joint effort between the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office and is meant to educate, not enforce. 

“We’re using enforcement through education.  We don’t have to write a ticket in order to enforce the law – talk to somebody, raise their awareness, if they have a question we can answer ‘Why did I need to yield in this place?’”

With children back in school the awareness push comes at a particularly heavy time for foot traffic in Orange County.

Yesterday morning, a six-year-old was struck and killed in a crosswalk on his way to school in Southern Orange County. 

 

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