In November of 2015, the City of Orlando received a $40,000 grant from the DOT to help lower the number of pedestrian and cyclist accidents.
The grant will be used to push educational campaigns targeted at unsafe road behaviors practiced by motorists and pedestrians. The money will fund overtime pay for OPD officers as they carry out pedestrian safety investigations, like plain clothes decoy operations checking to see if vehicles yield to pedestrians at given intersections.
Failing to yield for pedestrians can result in a fine of $164.
In 2011 Orlando was ranked as having the highest number of pedestrian deaths and injuries in the country.