Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bicycle Safety Promoted By Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Today

FORT MYERS, FL. -- On September 30, 2015, the Florida Highway Patrol, held its 3rd quarterly wave of 2015 Operation P.E.D.S. (Pedestrian Education and Developing Safety details) on State Road 78 (Bayshore Road) from 9:00 am til 11:00 am. 

250 total educational citizen contacts and 30 bicycle lights were installed by FHP Troopers in the two hour period.

The purpose of this detail was to decrease the amount of injuries and deaths through a series of highly concentrated education and enforcement details in areas prone to pedestrian and bicyclist involved crashes. 

Troopers also passed out safety information educational flyers, installed bicycle lights/reflectors and provided reflective vest, wristbands and other safety material to those in need. 

The following roadways were found to have the highest concentration of pedestrian and bicyclist crashes- U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue), State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd.), Lee Boulevard, Estero Boulevard and State Road 78 (Bayshore Road). Help us continue to spread the word about bicycle and pedestrian safety.

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