Tuesday, May 22, 2018

FHP Operation P.E.D.S. For Street Safety

FORT MYERS, FL. -- On May 22, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol, held Operation P.E.D.S. (Pedestrian Education and Developing Safety details) on State Road 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) between Marsh Avenue and Channel Lane 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 other safety material to those in need including 87 Pedestrian educational encounters and 14 Bicycle lights installed.

Lt. Gregory Bueno said during the operation the troopers make "citizen encounters to share safety info. They are relatively brief, sharing info, installing a bike light if in need or sometime just hand out if they do not have the bike and remind everyone to be aware of surroundings especially whenever near roads or crossings."

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