Brevard County

Brevard County partners with groups to reduce deadly crashes involving bicyclists, pedestrians

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — So far this year, Brevard County has seen more than a dozen traffic fatalities involving bicyclists and pedestrians.

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The Florida Department of Transportation, Target Zero, and the Space Coast Transportation Planning organization are hoping to do something about that.

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The groups are partnering to educate drivers and pedestrians about traffic safety in a series of pop-up events across the county.

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The latest was along A1A in Cocoa Beach this week.

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“It’s everybody’s duty. I’m not saying don’t trust anyone. Trust but verify. Even if the light turns green, you need to watch anyway,” said pedestrian Ecat Mars.

FDOT said speed and distracted driving are two of the biggest factors in pedestrian-involved crashes.

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However, pedestrians must also obey traffic laws and should try to “be visible.”

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