Bradenton, Florida -- On April 12, the Florida Highway Patrol will begin Operations P.E.D.S. in Bradenton.
Operation P.E.D.S. is a detail that reduces pedestrian and cyclist related traffic crashes. Troopers will be looking for pedestrian, bicycle and motorist violations that occur at or near intersections.
This enforcement detail will take place on U.S. 41 between State Road 70 and Cortez Road. It will last from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In Manatee County in 2012, the Florida Highway Patrol investigated 12 pedestrian fatality crashes.