By Rich Pollack
Motorists traveling along State Road A1A in southern Palm Beach County from March 7 to 13 may be seeing more flashing emergency lights as the South Florida Safe Roads Task Force conducts another in a series of concentrated education and enforcement efforts.
Officers from several coastal communities, as well as from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol, will be out in force that week to highlight the importance of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians all sharing the road and following safety laws. Authorities will be issuing verbal and written warnings as well as citations, but the focus is on raising awareness and ensuring that those walking, bicycling or driving on A1A understand and follow applicable laws.
“This campaign’s main purpose is education,” says Highland Beach Police Lt. Eric Lundberg, a task force founder who is helping coordinate the upcoming effort. “Our goal is to restore compliance with Florida laws and protect everyone on the road.”
Lundberg did not say specifically when law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County and north Broward County will be conducting saturation efforts, but the task force previously has focused on weekend mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
“Those are the times when motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have the most interaction,” he said.