An increase in traffic violations near the New College and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campuses—as well as a local cyclist fatality close to the Campus Bookstore earlier this year—have raised concerns about bike and pedestrian safety.
The Campus Police Department will be focusing on traffic violations on and around both campuses for their first annual “Back to School” campaign from September 18 to 30.
This campaign will include a traffic presence from Campus Police officers in areas where violations have been an ongoing issue. Campus Police will utilize social media to reach out to more people to provide education on Florida’s traffic laws.
For more information on Florida’s traffic laws, please visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s website at