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Alert Today Florida - Media Release

Date Added: November 23, 2020 5:11 pm

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Date: 11/23/2020                                                                           
Contact/PIO: Ofc. A. Fleming  (386)-506-5822
Location: Port Orange, FL

When: (12/01/2020: 1100 hrs. - 12/08/2020: 0300 hrs.)

What: High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Port Orange Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of December 1st- December 8th within the Port Orange city limits in the following areas:

1.   SR5 (Ridgewood Ave) from Niver St. to Commonwealth Blvd.
            Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
            Times: 1400 – 0600 hrs.

2.   SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Nova Rd. to Halifax Dr.
             Days: Tuesday, Friday                      
             Times: 0700 – 2300 hrs.

3.  SR421 (Dunlawton Ave.) from Taylor Rd. to the east side of the intersection of City Center Pkwy.
            Days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
            Times: 1100 – 0300 hrs.

This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this 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.


  • 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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