Monroe County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, according to recent studies.

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will conduct high-visibility enforcement details during the period of Oct. 26 through May 1, 2021, at high pedestrian and bicycle crash locations in Key Largo, Marathon and Stock Island, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said.

These areas are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, Linhardt said. The details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

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