(June 7, 2016)- The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit efforts helped reduce Bicycle/Pedestrian crashes by 10% year over year, according to the numbers.
The Cape Coral Police Department just completed the second wave of our Grant Funded High Visibility Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement. The goal of the wave was to make the streets safer for those cycling and running/walking throughout the city. The enforcement wave ran from November 30, 2015 to May 31, 2016. The focus for this wave was areas within the city where we saw the most pedestrian/bicycle traffic crashes.
This wave had the following results:
- 509 Hours Worked
- 363 Contacts
- Bicyclists: 133 Warnings, 30 Citations
- Pedestrians: 29 Warnings, 3 Citations
- Motorists: 98 Warnings, 70 Citations
The result of this wave was a 10% decrease in Pedestrian/Bicycle Traffic Crashes during the time period versus last year.
- 30 November 2015 – 31 May 2016: 64 traffic crashes
- 30 November 2014 – 31 May 2015: 71 traffic crashes
"There is still a great need for the youth of Cape Coral to wear bicycle helmets and to have their bicycles equipped with brakes. Those riding at night need to have bicycle lights (front and rear) and are encouraged to wear high visibility clothing. "- Sergeant Jon Kulko, Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit.
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341