New Signals Enhance Pedestrian Safety by Stopping Traffic
What: With new pedestrian signals on the corridor, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting an on-street educational outreach event that will teach pedestrians how to use the new pedestrian hybrid beacons, or PHBs, on South Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 441) between Holden Avenue and 36th Street.
PHBs are a special type of beacon used to help control traffic and keep pedestrians and bicyclists safe when crossing highways. Because the beacons stay dark until activated, they help increase the awareness of drivers to stop for pedestrians and help reduce rear-end collisions.
Orange County Sherriff’s Office also be on-site performing educational enforcement to motorists and informing them how to use these new pedestrian signals.
Please see the attached documents to learn more about PHBs and specifics of this project.
Who: FDOT District 5 Public Information Director, Jessica Ottaviano
Where: Orange Blossom Center, 4536 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839 (near Walgreen’s, northwest corner of the U.S. 441 and Holden Avenue intersection).
When: Thursday, Oct. 8, Noon to 1 p.m.
Please direct media inquiries and requests to the FDOT Communications Office: 386-943-5473 or [email protected].