With over 191,000 Orange County students starting summer break, the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be watching for crosswalk violations with “Operation Best Foot Forward.”
The pedestrian safety initiative is part of a “crosswalk crackdown” to remind drivers to yield to pedestrians at marked crosswalks.
Plain clothes officers will be monitoring and crossing the streets at marked crosswalks. Drivers who fail to yield will be issued a warning or a ticket costing them $164 and three points on their license.
- In 2014, there were 74 pedestrian crashes involving Orange County kids 14 years old and younger.
- 46 crosswalks have been enforced through Operation Best Foot Forward since June 2012.
- OPD and OCSO have issued more than 1,915 tickets and given more than 3,995 warnings through Operation Best Foot Forward.
- Number of drivers who yield to pedestrians has increased from 12 to 48 percent on roads posted 35 mph and lower.
- Number of drivers who yield to pedestrians has increased from 1 to 23 percent on roads posted 40 mph and higher.
Crosswalk Enforcement Schedule for Thurs., June 11:
|Anderson St. & Orange Avenue||7:30 to 8:30 a.m.||Cherokee ES, Howard MS, Jones HS, Delaney ES, Boone HS||OPD|
|Lake Underhill Road & Palmer Street||8:30 to 9:30 a.m.||Boone HS, Howard MS, Lake Como ES||OPD|
|Pine Hills Road & El Trio Way||9 to 10 a.m.||Rollings Hills ES, Meadow Brook MS, Evans HS||OCSO|
|Waterford Lakes Pkwy. & Coquina Rock||9 to 10 a.m.||Discovery MS||OCSO|
|Dr. Phillips Blvd. & Sandberry Blvd.||9 to 10 a.m.||Southwest MS, Dr. Phillips ES, Palm Lake ES||OCSO|
|Landstar Blvd. & Misley Drive||9 to 10 a.m.||Wyndham Lake ES, Oaskshire ES, Meadow Woods ES||OCSO|
|Universal Blvd. & Rosen Hospitality College||9 to 10 a.m.||Tangelo ES, Westridge MS, Freedom HS||OSCO|
|Kirkman Road & Major Blvd.||9:30 to 10:30 a.m.||No schools nearby||OPD|
|Conway Road & Hargill Drive||10:30 to 11:30 a.m.||Boone HS, Howard MS, Dover Shores ES||OPD|
|Edgewater Drive & Shady Lane Drive||12:30 to 1:30 p.m.||Lake Silver ES, Edgewater HS, Lee MS||OPD|
|Mercy Drive & Kalwit Lane||1:30 to 2:30 p.m.||Evans HS, Middlebrook MS, Rock Lake MS||OPD|