OBPD: High Visibility Enforcement To Address Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

By on March 9, 2017 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – The Ormond Beach Police Department (OBPD) will be participating in a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) program to address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues within the city.

According to the OBPD, the program will promote safety at crosswalks and address violations by pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles through education, warnings and enforcement at locations identified as high risk in the city.

The OBPD also reports that Volusia County ranks in the top 10 of Florida counties with the greatest number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. In 2016, the OBPD investigated 16 crashes involving vehicles and pedestrians and 13 crashes involving vehicles and bicycles. Several cases involved serious injuries.

The HVE will begin with education and then move into a second stage of enforcement of violations. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the number of vehicle vs. pedestrian/bicycle crashes and to educate the public to use designated crosswalks provided for their safety.

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Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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