For the second year, FIU Police will launch a pedestrian safety initiative designed to educate and raise awareness among student pedestrians and drivers.
Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, through a grant with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research, police officers will monitor the busiest intersections around Modesto A. Maidique Campus during the month of May :
- Southwest 109th Avenue and Eighth Street
- Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street
- Southwest 107th Avenue and 16th Street
The educational campaign will involve officers handing out pamphlets in English, Spanish and Creole with traffic safety information, as well as ramping up warnings and citations to pedestrians and bicyclists for violations, such as disobeying traffic signals, not using sidewalks, jaywalking and failing to yield.
“Safety is our biggest priority,” said FIU Chief of Police Alexander D. Casas. “With so many people crossing the intersections around the main campus each day, we want to ensure that students are as prepared and as alert as possible when walking and driving.”