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High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Location: 17000 Block to 18900 Collins Ave.

When: February 26, 2021 – May 14, 2021

Re: High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Miami-Dade 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 Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE). These HVE Details will take place during the period of February 26, 2021 through May 14, 2021 on Collins Avenue within the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The Florida Department of Transportation has identified this area as 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.

Remember:

  • 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.

In addition to this partnered initiative, our SIBPD has increased their enforcement citywide. The goal of these ongoing enforcement activities will be to reduce the unsafe behaviors of all road users, including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The safety of our community will remain our top priority and our police department will not tolerate traffic violations including distracted driving and speeding.

For more traffic and pedestrian safety tips, visit sibfl.net/trafficsafety.