Port Orange Police Department to participate in High Visibility Enforcement Program.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Port Orange Police Department (POPD) has announced the department's participation in the High Visibility Enforcement Program (HVE) until May 14, 2023. The program aims to protect the safety of vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
According to a release, the HVE program is funded through a contract with the University of North Florida (UNF) in partnership with The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and is a focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Police Department hopes that by increasing awareness of and compliance with traffic laws, the enforcement campaign will reduce the number of accidents involving vulnerable road users.
Participation will be throughout The City of Port Orange, especially in the following areas:
- SR5 (Ridgewood Ave) from Niver St. to Commonwealth Blvd SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Spruce Creek Rd to S. Ridgewood Ave
- SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Yorktowne Blvd. to the east side of the intersection of City Center Pkwy
- SR421 (Dunlawton Ave) from S. Swallow Tail Dr/N. Village Tr. to S. Nova Rd
- SR5 (Nova Rd) from Sleepy Hollow Dr. to Spruce Creek Rd.
These areas are over-represented in traffic crashes, resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
The enforcement efforts will primarily focus on educating drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists on the importance of following traffic laws designed to protect the safety of all road users. However, violations may result in the issuance of warnings or citations, depending on the circumstances.
The Port Orange Police Department encourages everyone to be aware of their surroundings and to follow all traffic laws to ensure everyone's safety.
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