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High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

Date Added: December 16, 2020 4:30 pm

Officer Andre Fleming
Public Information Officer
Honor Guard (CMDR)
Recruiting
386-506-5822
www.port-orange.org
afleming@port-orange.org 

HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN/BICYLE SAFETY

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Port Orange Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of  December 1st- May 14th within the Port Orange city limits in the following areas:

  1. SR5 (Ridgewood Ave) from Niver St. to Commonwealth Blvd.
    Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 
    Times: 1400 – 0600 hrs.
  1. SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Nova Rd. to Halifax Dr.
    Days: Tuesday, Friday 
    Times: 0700 – 2300 hrs.
  1. SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Taylor Rd. to the east side of the intersection of City Center Pkwy.
    Days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    Times: 1100 – 0300 hrs.

This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.

Remember:

Drivers, obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Bicyclists, obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.

Pedestrians, cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, and make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night.

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