Walkers, Bikers, Drivers To Be Targeted By Delray Beach Police

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Safety Focus Of Citations, Warnings To Be Issued After Pedestrian Killed On Atlantic Avenue.

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Delray Beach Police Department is planning a high visibility enforcement detail following the death of a pedestrian on Atlantic Avenue. As we reported last week, Deborah Meyer was killed when she apparently walked in front of a car. The driver had the right of way.

Here is the official media release from Delray Beach Police:

Palm Beach County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Delray Beach Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) from now until May 2021 within the city limits.

Such enforcement is funded through a contract with the University of North Florida and the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. 

The goal of high visibility 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. 

Here are some reminders from FDOT and DBPD:

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

If we all do our part, we can reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by violating laws that govern pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.

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