White Cane Safety Day event

Bringing awareness to pedestrian safety laws that protect the visually impaired
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The City of Deltona would like our residents to be aware of this important event that's being coordinated by the National Federation of the Bland and sponsored by numerous organizations and agencies including the Daytona Beach Mayor's Alliance for People with Disabilities and the Halifax Council of the Blind. 

In order to educate drivers of the state’s traffic laws regarding pedestrians, specifically Florida’s White Cane Law, participants representing visually and mobility-impaired people will participate in an organized road crossing from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 13. The road crossing will be staged at the intersection of White Street and International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach.

Participants will be crossing the streets, of course, abiding by all pedestrian laws, in an effort to educate drivers and the general public that they are to stop when a person carrying a white can or accompanied by a guide dog, is crossing the street. Police officers will issue citations and warnings to drivers who fail to comply with Florida’s White Cane Law (FS 316.1301). 

Advocacy-related activities will also take place in the UCF Building on the Daytona State College campus.