CCSO begins Pedestrian and Bike Safety Education Campaign

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COLLIER COUNTY - The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Safety Traffic Enforcement Bureau is conducting a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign that will continue with concentrated enforcement efforts thru May of 2021. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the CCSO will conduct high-visibility enforcement details at the following locations:
• N 15th Street from south of Roberts Avenue to Lake Trafford Road
• W Main Street from N 4th Street to E 2nd Street
• Airport Pulling Road from Glades Boulevard to Davis Boulevard
• Davis Boulevard from Kings Way to Crown Pointe Boulevard
• Tamiami Trail East from Southwest Boulevard to St. Andrews Boulevard
• Immokalee Road from 8th Street N to Goodlette-Frank Road
• S.R. 29 from Westclox Street to Experimental Road

These areas are overrepresented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrian and bicyclists.

High-visibility enforcement 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.

Always remember the following when out on Collier County roadways:
Drivers: obey speed limits, never drive impaired and always watch for pedestrian 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 they are visible to drivers when walking at night.

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