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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: A Law Enforcement Review - Online (Grant-Funded)   

This is an independent study, self-paced course for Florida law enforcement officers.

This online course will give you a good understanding of Florida law as it relates to pedestrian and bicyclist actions as well as the actions of motorists in the proximity of these vulnerable road users. We’ll explain the law including new legislation that addresses electric bicycles, electric scooters, and micromobility devices. We’ll identify where and why crashes are occurring. And finally, we’ll discuss the steps that you can take to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in your community.

Topics Include

  • Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Problem
  • Pedestrian Laws
  • Bicyclist Laws
  • Law Pertaining to Motorists and Other Drivers
  • Common Crash Causes
  • Roadway Features
  • Enforcement Actions and Best Practices
  • iPASS: The Integrated Program Activity Submission System

This class is open to any Florida law enforcement officer that simply wants a better understanding of the law and to learn ways to make our roadways safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Prerequisite(s)

There is a prerequisite for officers who are working the overtime high visibility education and enforcement operations under the FDOT’s Pedestrian/Bicycle Focused Initiative High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) contracts. You must first complete the mandatory 4-hour classroom course Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Enforcement: Laws, Procedures, and Best Practices.

If you intend to work the HVE overtime details and have not already taken the 4-hour classroom course, click here to register for that class instead.

If you have successfully completed the 4-hour classroom course prior to July 30, 2020, this is the refresher course that is required to maintain the qualification to work the overtime HVE details.

Audience

This online, grant-funded course is restricted to active Florida law enforcement officers

Course Length

2 hours

Online Details

Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately two (2) hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.

Registrations received between Sept. 1-15:  This course will close on September 30 at 11:59 pm (est). All course work and the final evaluation must be completed by this time or you will not receive credit for the course, per FDOT Grant Funding Rules.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required.

 
 

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Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or info@iptm.org before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit our Locations/Lodging page or call us at (904) 620-4786.