LONG TERM HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT AND EDCUCATION


January 22, 2020

 

PUBLIC NOTICE - LONG TERM HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCUCATION:

BICYCLIST/PEDESTRIAN SAFETY DEPLOYMENT (January 29, 2020 – May 15, 2020)

WHO: Davie Police Department

WHERE: 

  • Stirling Road between University Dr. and SW 58th Ave

  • University Dr. between Valencia Dr. and SW 30th St

  • Davie Road between W Signature Dr. and SW 37th St

  • State Road 7 between Griffin Rd and SW 52nd Ct

  • Intersection of SR84 and Nob Hill Rd

WHEN:

At minimum, one deployment will take place per week at one of the locations identified above. Deployments are ongoing through the end of the campaign.


BACKGROUND:

In 2017 3,116 people lost their lives in traffic crashes on Florida’s roadways. More than 25% of them where pedestrians (659) and more than 4% were bicyclists (128). In the Town of Davie 9 Pedestrians and 5 Bicyclists have been killed in traffic crashes since 2017.

The purpose of this operation is to develop and implement effective community level high visibility education and enforcement details. Areas where chosen with the highest representation of traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.

The goal of the program is to mitigate crashes by increasing awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclist on the Town’s roads.

Our campaign is a component of Florida’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Initiative and is implemented by The Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) under the direction of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Educational safety materials will be distributed to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists during the operations Enforcement will occur as the situation dictates. We will collect data on each operation for submission to IPTM and FDOT.

For more information, please contact Angela Madias, Police Programs Specialist amadias@davie-fl.gov.