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Police to Monitor Areas in Tallahassee with High Pedestrian/Bicyclist Crash Rates

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 14:04:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - You may see an increased police presence near several locations throughout Tallahassee.

The Florida Department of Transportation is partnering with local police to start high visibility enforcement at locations around the city where pedestrian and/or bicyclists are most involved in traffic crashes. 

FDOT said that since 2011, 58 people have died in traffic crashes. Of these fatalities, 22 percent were pedestrians. 

A total of 5 areas in Tallahassee will be monitored by officers to provide education to bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists:

  1. West Pensacola Street between White Drive and Appleyard Drive.
  2. Ocala Road between West Tharpe Street and West Pensacola Street.
  3. North Monroe Street between Thomasville Road and Sharer Road.
  4. 500-700 block of West Tennessee Street.
  5. West Call Street between Stadium Drive and West Tennessee Street.

Once the "education" period ends, police will transition into zero tolerance enforcement in these areas.

Police recommend that both motorists and pedestrian/bicyclists obey traffic laws and be aware of other travelers.