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Oakland police officers participate in "Best Foot Forward" program

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Best Foot Forward is a high-visibility enforcement action to remind drivers about Florida’s driver yield law.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Oakland Police Department recently put its "Best Foot Forward" for a good cause. 

On average in Central Florida, about 980 pedestrians are seriously injured and 90 people are killed each year trying to do something as simple and necessary as cross the street, according to the Best Foot Forward program. 

The "Best Foot Forward" challenge is a high-visibility enforcement action to remind drivers about Florida’s driver yield law.

According to the Oakland PD, studies show that when you combine engineering, education and enforcement over a prolonged period of time, driver behavior changes.

Police officers participated at two separate intersections in the town including the new crosswalk at Oakland Ave. and Sansparilla Road, and N. Tubb St. at the West Orange Trail.

The local officers completed the program on Wednesday, Nov. 10. 

For more information on Florida's driver yield law and other road safety tips, click here

 

 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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