The Orlando Police Department is enforcing pedestrian crossings this week.
The enforcement is taking place to coincide with the last day of school for Orange County Public Schools.
“Over 180,000 kids will be out of school and back on our streets this week,” Amanda Day, Project Director for Best Foot Forward told Bungalower.
OPD officers are warning and ticketing drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
A plain-clothed officer makes a very clear attempt to cross at a crosswalk. Legally drivers must stop to allow her to cross.
Drivers failing to yield could face a fine of up to $164, and three points on their driver’s license.
The enforcement is part of the Best Foot Forward coalition which is partnership among regional agencies to make Orlando safer for pedestrians through enforcement, engineering and education.
This morning they were out by Florida Hospital and tomorrow they will be enforcing the Orlando Urban Trail crossing on Virginia Dr. along with other locations around Central Florida.
You’ll recall we covered a previous enforcement at the Urban Trail where drivers were flying by the plain clothed police officer who was attempting to cross. You can watch that video here.