Kenneth City Police start pedestrian safety campaign

KENNETH CITY, Fla. — Florida leads the way in pedestrian fatalities and one law enforcement agency is handing out tickets to keep people safe. 

Kenneth City Police is targeting dangerous intersection. They are looking for jaywalkers, drivers not watching out for pedestrians and bicyclists not abiding by traffic laws.     

"It's a staggered program. The beginning of it is strictly education and then we have different give away items to enforce the education and importance and safety."

Officers are targeting high pedestrian areas like 62nd Street N. and 54th Avenue N and 46th Ave N. and 66th Street N. The areas are also used by local high school and elementary school students as their route to school. 

Prior to this phase, police also gave out t-shirts and tickets to the Rays games for people that were following the law. 

It's all part of their community oriented policing to try and keep pedestrians and bicyclists from becoming another statistic. 

Kenneth City police officers will also be on hand Thursday, May 17 for their Biking with a Badge event. It's a free event and a chance for people to meet their local police officers. 

Find out more details here. 

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