Enforcement

February 15, 2016

State of Florida introduces new driver’s handbook to improve driver education, safety

Photo: Cover of Florida Official Driver’s Handbook (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) In 2015 Florida introduced a new driver’s test in an effort to improve the standards for driving safely on state roads. However, the new test proved to be much more difficult than the old test and failure rates increased dramatically. The expressed […]
February 26, 2016

The Cost of Crashes

Fact: Pedestrians make up 19% of Florida’s crash-related fatalities and bicyclists make up 5%, totaling $737 million dollars in medical and work loss costs. These numbers aside, the most devastating cost is the loss of the lives of children, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, partners, and friends who die in crashes each year.   These crashes […]
February 29, 2016

High Visibility Enforcement campaigns educate bicyclists/pedestrians across Tampa Bay region

Since November of 2015, High Visibility Enforcement Campaigns have given area police officers extra duties to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on Tampa streets. Police departments that received High Visibility Enforcement funds from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) include the Clearwater Police Department, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Pinellas […]
March 23, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay talks bicycling across the region on 88.5 WMNF Sustainable Living Program

On March 14th, 2016, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Program Director Julie Bond, retired Police Chief and BWTB Chair Jane Castor, and BWTB Board Member Carrie Waite discussed bicycling  with WMNF radio host Jon Butts in honor of Florida Bike Month. The listener-supported talk show addresses sustainability issues, and this broadcast brought us together to discuss […]
April 5, 2016

Bicycle Action Committee makes biking safe and easy for USF students, employees

The University of South Florida Bicycle Action Committee was founded by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Program Director, Julie Bond. Since, the group has been working to make USF a bicycle friendly campus. “I wanted to bring everyone together to make biking a priority on USF’s campus,” she says.   Students at University of South Florida are […]