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Manatee County accepting applications for Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Trust Fund

Manatee County accepting applications for Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Trust Fund

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Community Services Department is accepting applications not to exceed $190,000 in financial assistance to enhance driver education programs provided by public and private schools.

Four new red light cameras activated

Four new red light cameras activated

Manatee County, Florida -- On the heels of a report to the County Commission that red light cameras are improving traffic safety at some of the country's busiest intersections, four red light cameras were acrivated today at three Manatee County intersections.

The new red light camera intersections are:

CSX railroad construction closes intersections

CSX railroad construction closes intersections

Manatee, Florida -- While construction on the railroad crossing is underway, State Road 64/6th Avenue East will be closed from 6th Street West to 3rd Street West beginning Thursday, June 13.

The road closure is anticipated to be in effect for 19 days and motorists are encouraged to follow the established detour route show above. 

Law enforcement officers will be located throughout the detour route to direct traffic. 

MCAT offers free rides on Try Transit Day

MCAT offers free rides on Try Transit Day

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Area Transit will offer complimentary service Thursday, April 25, as part of a regional Try Transit campaign.

Operation P.E.D.S comes to Bradenton

Operation P.E.D.S comes to Bradenton

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. 

Click It or Ticket campaign hits Sarasota

Click It or Ticket campaign hits Sarasota

Bradenton, Florida -- Now through March 16, Sarasota County Police is joining other law enforcement agencies to help save lives by strictly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

Sinage will be posted reading "Click It or Ticket" at different locations throughout the city to remind drivers that buckling up is the law and if you don't it'll cost you $116.

Save Lives and Buckle Up!

Motorists use caution as statewide march travels through next week

Motorists use caution as statewide march travels through next week

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County officials are urging motorists to use caution on one of the area’s busiest major roads as a parade route marches through the heart of Bradenton on Sunday and Monday.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers annual March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food will travel through Manatee County on March 10 and 11 as part of a 200-mile march of farm workers and their allies from Fort Myers to Lakeland from March 3-17.