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.

Fast Facts:

  • 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:


Crosswalk Time Nearby Schools Jurisdiction
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

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Good! We need more awareness for crosswalks in the Downtown Orlando area. I am glad to see that OPD is taking initiative on this. The crosswalk by Lake Eola & Publix needs someone to monitor that all the time! It’s terrible.

  2. They need to remind drivers and pedestrians the rules. I hate when trying to walk in a crosswalk that a driver pulled into. Or on a sidewalk where someone parked on the sidewalk in the driveway. Or pedestrians crossing in the middle of the road with traffic expecting you to stop when a crosswalk Is a few feet away

  3. I think more accidents could be avoided if they enforced people actually crossing at the marked crosswalks instead of in the middle of the street/wherever they feel like it.

  4. They need to monitor the speeders on Summerlin and Briercliff including the school buses from Boone H.S. We have called repeatedly with no action even after contacting Patty Sheehan who referred it to the officer who drives the pink patrol car. She called a year ago and said they would look into it. Children, walkers, joggers and cyclists use this route. Just hope there are no serious accidents.

  5. I’m confused? OPD is starting to monitor school crosswalks now that school is out for summer?