Safety program targets pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities

Efforts to keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe on Florida roadways are ongoing.

The Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow program plays a big role in the effort.

“Florida has a focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety,” said Trenda McPherson, the program manager for pedestrian and bicycle safety in the state. “It’s a statewide campaign that focuses on areas with the highest representation of pedestrian and bicycle crashes involving fatalities and serious injury. But even in areas that aren’t a priority, work is still being done.”

Santa Rosa is not among the 20 counties that are a priority as a total of just five fatalities involving pedestrians or cyclists occurred in 2014, the most recent year in which statistics are available. The number includes three pedestrian fatalities. There 18 total fatalities in Escambia, which is a priority county. Thirteen involved pedestrians.

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