Florida Center for the Blind Celebrates National White Cane Day
OCALA - More than 20 students and staff members from the Florida Center for the Blind gathered in downtown Ocala to increase awareness about the White Cane Traffic Law.
The law requires for drivers to come to a complete stop whenever they see a person with a guide dog or a white cane who is trying to cross a street.
One woman says she and her husband cross busy streets in Ocala almost daily.
She recalls a time when a truck almost hit them while they were in an intersection.
"Because I have a very small tunnel in my left eye, I was able to see it and stop myself and my husband who is totally blind. So we were standing in the middle of 27 waiting for the semi to continue going before we could go."
Angel Hammond says she depends on the cross walk buttons and her hearing.
Officers say they are cracking down on drivers who violate the White Cane Traffic Law.
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