St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-
Date of original release: 07-07-2020

Pedestrian Traffic Enforcement

For the safety of pedestrians and the community, St. Petersburg officers will be enforcing pedestrian traffic rules. At first, officers will hand out flyers (see attached file) to educate and warn pedestrians, including protesters. Citations will follow later this week with a $62.50 fine.

Police will be focusing on pedestrians violating the following laws; -Must use sidewalk when possible, Florida Statute 316.130 (3) -May not obstruct or hinder traffic, Florida Statute 316.2045 (1) -Must obey traffic signals, Florida Statute 316.075 (1) (C) 2b

Recent national incidents of vehicles striking protesters who were blocking roadways highlight the importance of following the law and staying clear of traffic. Also, the Police Dept. has received numerous complaints about protesters blocking roads impeding traffic for emergency response and delaying citizens driving to work and other obligations.

Pedestrian Traffic Enforcement

Pedestrian Traffic Enforcement flyer

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer