PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Pinellas Park Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) from February 2021 through May 2021.
The areas where these details will be conducted are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious or fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicycles.
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.
This enforcement effort aims to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect pedestrians and bicyclists’ safety.
Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations, depending on the circumstances, according to Police.