Pinellas Pedestrian Safety Crackdown Results in Hundreds of Warnings

CLEARWATER - Hundreds of "walkers" and "drivers" got warnings and more, as Pinellas County wraps up a safety campaign for pedestrians and bike riders.

The Pinellas County sheriff targeted 25 intersections with high crash rates for pedestrians and cyclists. The purpose was mainly educational. Pedestrians received more than 600 verbal and written warnings, and three tickets. Motorists took more than 400 warnings and 35 citations, and bike riders received almost 400 warnings and four tickets.

Deputies also distributed pamphlets and bike lights.

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