December 21, 2015

Pinellas Park awarded pedestrian safety grant

Pinellas Park Police Officers recently began a high visibility traffic enforcement campaign aimed at increasing awareness and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.   The police department recently received a grant of more than $24,816 from the Florida Department of Transportation aimed at improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. The grant funding is being utilized to […]
February 3, 2016

Florida Department of Transportation Announces Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and Award Winners

In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. The first line of the proclamation reads: “Every school day, thousands of dedicated crossing guards assist our children across busy streets as they arrive and depart from school.” School crossing guards contribute to the health and well-being of our communities in many […]
February 8, 2016

WalkBright app helps make pedestrians visible at night

image courtesy of seefloridago.org Did you know that 83% of pedestrian fatalities happen after dark? According to crash data from 2010-2014, this statistic is true for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties combined. Low visibility makes it difficult for motorists to see pedestrians and for pedestrians to be seen at night. Collaborators at USF’s Center for Urban […]
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 17, 2016

Congratulations, Winners of the High School Video Contest!

UPDATE Congratulations to the winners of our High School Student Walk/Bike Safety Video contest! The winners were announced at the February 16 Hillsborough County Public Schools Board Meeting and will also be recognized at the MPO’s March 1st Board Meeting. A huge congratulations goes to… 1st Place! Pedestrian Safety: https://youtu.be/2Zht4WWl0ds by Ethan Huggins and Zuriel Cousins Howard […]