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Police crack down to improve safety

Campaign is an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is stepping up enforcement of pedestrian and bicycle laws in an attempt to save lives.

Police are targeting four specific locations:

  • Water Street Downtown
  • 103rd Street, east of I-295 on the Westside
  • University Boulevard West between Barnes Road and St. Augustine Road on the Southside
  • Philips Highway between Cypress Plaza and Freedom Crossing Trail, also on the Southside

The Sheriff's Office said those areas are prone to crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

The campaign, called Alert Today Alive Tomorrow is an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities.

A Florida Department of Transportation grant is helping to pay to put more officers on the streets in those areas.

The campaign is expected to last through May.

This is the third year the JSO has been doing this.

Fines for pedestrians or bike riders seen breaking traffic laws start at about $114.


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