Orlando Police Department
Public Information Office
Date of Release: 4-01-07
Time of Release: 12:30 p.m.
Dates: April 1, 2007 thru April 30, 2007
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event: “Operation Safe Semoran”
Synopsis of Problem:
In the last few months, there has been an increase in the number of traffic
crashes and/or fatalities along the Semoran Boulevard Corridor. The East Patrol
K dayshift squads want to change this trend by enforcing traffic laws along the
Semoran Boulevard Corridor with zero tolerance for “Aggressive Driving.”
“Aggressive Driving” includes the following violations; exceeding the posted
speed limit, improper change of lanes, following too closely, violating traffic
control devices, failing to yield the right of way and improper passing.
The operation will maintain zero tolerance for aggressive violations by writing
citations to violators on Semoran Boulevard between Lake Underhill and TG Lee
Boulevard. Officers will educate the public during the traffic contacts about
aggressive driving and the potential consequences. The focus of this enforcement
is reducing traffic crashes in the designated area.
Plan of Operation:
“Operation Safe Semoran” will start on April 1, 2007 and conclude April 30,
2007. The East Patrol K squads will designate two officers from 0900-1500 hours
to patrol the Semoran corridor stopping and ticketing violators. The officers
will be in full uniform and utilize vehicles equipped with proper emergency
equipment. An “Aggressive Driving” vehicle will be used when possible. OPD will
compile statistics at the end of the operation to determine overall
effectiveness in the reduction of traffic crashes and/or fatalities. The
compiled statistics will be provided to the public via media release.
East Patrol will provide staffing for this operation. The Special Operations
Division will assist when available.
Anyone with information as it relates to any criminal activity is asked to call
the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS