3 Today, Channel 4 caught this scene on camera-- pedestrians illegally crossing the road and not using a nearby crosswalk. It's because of this, Jacksonville police are stepping up efforts to make sure pedestrians know the rules of the road...and police are ready to issue tickets to those who don't. Just last year, troopers say there were 446 accidents involving pedestrians in Duval County. That includes both those that were minor and deadly. Just this Saturday, a 69-year-old woman was hit while crossing Blanding Boulevard. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell joins us now live from ANOTHER busy intersection on the Westside. Elizabeth, you're at 103rd street and Wesconnectt, where you saw people illegally crossing the roads earlier today. Just how many did you see? 3 3 3 I saw probably 5 people illegally cross and one time a couple of people crossed back and forth -- with cars not far at all. They were just feet away from this crosswalk here at 103rd and Westconnet where people are SUPPOSED to push this button -- and wait for the proper and SAFE time to cross. 11-1736-42SOT - 2141 its been really really hard she was my best friend and she was so young and she had so much she wanted to doTRACK - Victoria Isenhower is unfortunately very familiar with pedestrian deaths -- her best friend Kelsey Sluders was killed in a hit and run accident just weeks after her 21st birthday. The 15th of this month will mark the three year anniversary of Kelsey's death. Isenhower says losing her best friend will never be easy -- but she's found a way to turn it into something positive -- doing what she can to raise awareness.SOT - 2303 it can happen in a second just a split second thats all it takes to end someone's life BUTTED WITH SOT - 2443 you just dont want to be the reason that someones killed and you just dont want that to happen so its important for both parties to be very awareTRACK - Isenhower says it's important for both drivers AND pedestrians to be cautious. Kelsey was killed at the intersection of the busy Beach Boulevard and Palm Avenue-- but pedestrian involved crashes happen all over Jacksonville.Another notorious area is near 103rd Street and Westconett Boulevard where within just 20 minutes today I saw at LEAST 4 people illegally cross the road -- just feet from the crosswalk. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's campaign Alert Today Alive Tomorrow is trying to prevent people from doing just that -- and they say they WILL ticket for people crossing illegally.SOT - 1247 understand that regardless of whos at fault in a crash the pedestrian is going to be the big loser use crosswalks when available take that precautionary look make sure you know where traffic is what its doing try to make eye contact with any driver near or approaching an intersection before you cross into trafficTRACK - Isenhower hopes JSO's campaign will help keep another family from having to unexpectedly mourn the loss of a loved one.SOT - 2410 they need to use a cross walk always it doesnt matter if youre running across real quick to get to your house or friends house it doesnt matter always use a crosswalk and be aware of your surroundings especially if its a busy road 3 Isenhower says one of her future goals is to start talking to teenagers who are just getting their permits and licesnes about the importance of being aware of pedestrians. As for JSO ticketing when a pedestrian illegally crosses -- they say depending on the officer a person will get a warning OR a citation -- but that most importantly they will be educated on the dangers of improperly crossing the road.