Tuesday, April 10, 2018

FHP Demonstrates Bicycle And Pedestrian Safety

FORT MYERS, FL. -- On April 10, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol, held Operation P.E.D.S. (Pedestrian Education and Developing Safety details) on State Road 78 between Old 41 and Pondella Road from 8:00 am til 10:00 am. 

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

Troopers also stopped numerous vehicles for not properly stopping before turning right at red traffic signals.

Total Contacts:

· 37 Pedestrian educational encounters
· 14 Bicycle lights installed
· 26 Improper stop warnings to motorist

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