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High-visibility enforcement to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to conduct high-visibility enforcement details to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The details will take place from Dec. 1 through May 14. Traffic unit deputies will conduct the patrols in six areas in Marion County that have seen an increase in crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. Those include:

  • South Pine Ave from S.E. 19th Street to S.W. 22nd Place;
  • Silver Springs Boulevard from N.E. 14th Street to N.E. 55th Avenue;
  • U.S. Hwy. 441 from south of S.E. 80th Street to S.E. 62nd Street;
  • S.E. Sunset Harbor Road from U.S. Hwy. 27 to S.E. 97th Court;
  • Hwy. 40 from S.E. 172nd Terrace to S.E. 183rd Avenue; and
  • U.S. Hwy. 441 from S.E. 178th Place to S.E. 104th Terrace.

The 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. Deputies will be concentrating more on educating motorists about traffic laws during the enforcement to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. But violations may result in warnings or citations, depending on the circumstances.

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