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Port Orange Police Department to Participate in High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety.

Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 11:15AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News



The Port Orange Police Department will be conducting a high visibility enforcement detail from December 1 -8, within the Port Orange City Limits.


The areas in question are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.


The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.


The areas in question are:


- SR5 (Ridgewood Ave) from Niver St. to Commonwealth Blvd on Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. (the following day)


- SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Nova Rd. to Halifax Dr. on Tuesday, Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.


- SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Taylor Rd. to the east side of the intersection of City Center Parkway on Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. (the following day)


POPD wants to remind drivers to obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists to obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic and use lights when riding at night. Pedestrians to cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, and make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night.

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