Daytona Beach, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation says safety doesn’t happen by accident.
That’s why they’re teaming up with the Daytona Beach Police Department to make the roads a bit safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
According to FDOT, Daytona Beach ranks fourth out of 101 cities in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
“Volusia County is a high focus area for us,” says Jessica Ottaviano, Public Information Officer for FDOT.
Ottaviano said that the Daytona Beach Police Department is one of the agencies in Volusia that applied for the state funding to conduct high visibility enforcement, or HVE, in March.
HVE operations focus mainly on education to drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that help ensure safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Daytona kicked off HVE operations that same month and they plan to continue into May along Nova Road, International Speedway Boulevard and Ridgewood Avenue, some of Daytona’s major roads.
FDOT will be assisting Daytona Beach police in HVE operations tomorrow (April 12th) along Ridgewood Avenue so people can see how these operations work.