Delray Beach Police Say Effort Will Keep Bicyclists, Pedestrians Safer.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Bicyclists are too frequently killed or critically injured in and around Delray Beach. Now, the Delray Beach Police Department is preparing to initiate high visibility enforcement details to ensure that motorists are following laws, but also to remind bicyclists that they must play a part in their own safety.
Warnings and tickets may be issued as part of the program that will continue through May.
The Delray Beach Police Department issued this advisory on Tuesday:
“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 2022 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.“
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