Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks

 

The Key Biscayne Police Department Traffic Squad is dedicated to "Keeping Our Community Streets Safe for Our Kids".

Pedestrian safety at crosswalks along Crandon Boulevard and other Village Streets is a major concern for the Squad that consists of poilce car and motorcycle units. The boundaries of crosswalks along Crandon Boulevard were restriped with reflective thermoplastic material in mid-August 2013 to increase visibility and safety for both pedestrians and motorists.

The following safety tips are for youth and adults. The KBPD is increasing outreach and education efforts at local schools and throughout the community. Please be advised that applicable laws to protect pedestrians will be enforced.

 

Drivers: The law in Florida is CLEAR (Florida State Statute 316.130):

  • Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. This means stopping when necessary to let a pedestrian cross.
  • Drivers may not overtake other drivers stopped at a crosswalk.
  • Drivers must yield even if there are no pavement markings at the crossing.
  • Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians crossing on a green light or with the WALK signal.

Pedestrians: Make crosswalks work for you by following these rules:

  • Wait for the WALK signal.
  • At crosswalks without traffic signals, place only one foot off the curb into the street.
  • Wait for cars to stop.
  • NEVER, NEVER STEP IN FRONT OF A MOVING VEHICLE!
  • Keep looking for oncoming vehicles as you cross each lane.
  • Keep looking from side to side and over your shoulder for turning vehicles as you cross.
  • Thank drivers with a friendly wave.

The KBPD Traffic Squad needs your help to make Key Biscayne safer for pedestrians of all ages.
You can help by:

  1. Looking for pedestrians in crosswalks.
  2. Yielding by stopping or slowing for the pedestrian as the law requires.
  3. Encouraging others to do the same!

 

 For more information on crosswalk safety, visit these links from the State Safety Office at the Florida Department of Transportation website:

 

 

 

 

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