Tampa, Florida 2021-12-01 21:20:18 –
NS. Petersburg, Florida — St. Pete police officers are educating drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists about road rules during state-wide campaigns.
The Road Safety Initiative is part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” campaign. The campaign will start on Wednesday, December 1st and will continue until May 2022.
“It’s main goal is to get out with pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and provide education to follow road rules, primarily to reduce road fatalities,” Sgt said. Michael Schade of the St. Petersburg Police Station.
So far this year, St. Pete police said 14 pedestrians died in the crash compared to 7 pedestrians during the same period in 2020. Two people on bicycles died in 2020 and 2021. A county that has seriously or fatally injured pedestrians and bicycles in a traffic accident in the state.
“I think it’s probably a combination of the main ones. There are more cars running this year compared to last year,” Sgt said. Said. shade.
Officers will conduct educational activities at the following intersections: 34th Street North and South, 4th Street North, 35th ST North and South 18th Avenue South, 16th Street South, 3rd Street North, US 19 / 5th Avenue North, 49th Street North.
Officers are handing out leaflets and bicycle lights. In Florida, cyclists need to have lights on the front and back of the bike after sunset and before sunrise.
Police urge drivers to adhere to speed limits, not drive people with disabilities, and constantly monitor bicycles and pedestrians. Police urge cyclists to follow traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.
Officers also encourage pedestrians to cross the street at pedestrian crossings and intersections, follow pedestrian cues, and make them visible to drivers while walking at night.
St. Pete Police received a $ 47,214 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to pay for security enforcement efforts.
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