St. Petersburg Police to cite bicyclists and pedestrian who ignore traffic rules

Posted at 4:02 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 05:22:52-04

St. Petersburg Police will begin citing bicyclists and pedestrian who ignore traffic rules on Monday.

Special police enforcement teams will be out in the busiest areas of the city handing out citations to people who violate traffic laws. Officers want to make sure everyone is obeying laws for the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

The enforcement comes after the St. Petersburg Police Department distributed thousands of educational pamphlets and warnings over the last four months.

The cost of a pedestrian or bicycle citation fine is $62.50.

On Monday, officers will be patrolling 4th Street North between 5th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Police say their special enforcement is part of a Florida Department of Transportation grant through USF for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.