WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Crosswalk Operation in Central Florida Results in More than 100 Tickets Within The First Four Hours

Photo: Scott Webb

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

Orlando Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Longwood Police were at seven crosswalks in Central Florida Tuesday to encourage drivers to yield for pedestrians. 

Pedestrian crashes and fatalities dropped during the first few months of the pandemic, but they’re back up again as more people return to work. 

Best Foot Forward Director Amanda Day says today’s operation resulted in more than 100 tickets being written for drivers who didn’t stop for pedestrians. Day says many drivers were walking and biking when they were sheltering-at-home, so it’s their turn to return the courtesy and obey traffic laws.

“It’s important to remember that you were that pedestrian, you were that person on a bicycle and maybe in your neighborhood and as a driver to look out for them.”

Day says the tickets were upwards of 164 dollars a piece.

“Pedestrian injuries and fatalities have been down these past few months. Really because of the stay-at-home policies. And they’re starting to tick back up as more drivers are starting to drive again and starting to go back to work and to get around. And this is a big reminder that it’s important that we really all look out for each other.”

Florida leads the country in pedestrian fatalities.

If you’d like to listen to this story, click on the clips above.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter

Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

TOP