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FIU PD aims to improve pedestrian safety

FIU PD aims to improve pedestrian safety

May 10, 2019 at 10:17am

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 109thAvenue and Eighth Street
  • Southwest 107thAvenue and Eighth Street
  • Southwest 107thAvenue 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.”