(June 1, 2017) - The Cape Coral Police Department has completed another Grant Funded High Visibility Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement operation.
The goal of this operation was to make the streets safer for those cycling and running/walking throughout the city. This enforcement wave ran from December 15, 2016 to May 31, 2017. As usual, the focus was on areas within the city where we see the most pedestrian/bicycle traffic crashes. It additionally was focused intently on school areas, with the goal of educating children on the importance of wearing proper protective gear and having their bicycles properly equipped.
This wave had the following results:
- Educational Contacts = 310
- Verbal Warnings = 43
- Written Warnings = 197
- Citations = 56
- Bike lights distributed = 22
While the High Visibility Enforcement wave is concluded for now, Cape Coral police officers will continue efforts to educate and enforce bicycle and pedestrian safety laws for the safety and well-being of our citizens. The Cape Coral Police Department encourages and reminds you to follow all traffic laws that apply to bicycle and pedestrian traffic, and to always utilize safety equipment on your person and your bicycle.
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341