Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..
Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a crosswalk when a pedestrian enters the crosswalk, is in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. When signage so indicates at an uncontrolled intersection, vehicles must stop and allow pedestrians to cross a roadway when a pedestrian enters the crosswalk, is in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Pedestrians may not suddenly leave the curb and enter a crosswalk into the path of a moving vehicle that is so close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Where traffic control devices are in operation, pedestrians may only cross between two adjacent intersections in a marked crosswalk and may only cross an intersection diagonally if authorized by a traffic control device. Pedestrians may not cross a roadway at any other place than by route at right angles to the curb of by the shortest route to the opposite curb except for in marked crosswalks.
Traffic Tip Tuesday is a weekly post designed to educate our citizens and to increase traffic safety. Florida Statute has numerous traffic violations, and each week only one tip can be covered.
Hernando County deputies are very proactive in traffic enforcement. In 2014 Hernando County traffic fatalities were lower than 2013.
Members of the Traffic Unit conduct traffic enforcement each and every day throughout the county, unfortunately not every violation can be witnessed by a deputy. For this reason, traffic tips are posted to provide education in an attempt to make our roadways safer.
If you have a traffic complaint, please contact our office at 352-754-6830 to have a unit dispatched to the area. Thank you.