The ordinance allows panhandlers to be out on the sidewalk asking for money, but not on the off ramp of highways and on the median.
Panhandlers are not the only ones who face consequences if they break the rules, drivers who make any contributions to panhandlers also are affected by the ordinance.
"Have people step right out in traffic, they are a hazard out on the road, for one thing for their safety and the vehicles you step out you hit your brakes someone gets hit," says Paul Luenser, an Alachua County resident.
Law enforcement officers say a main issue is people being hit by cars. Their plan is to educate people on the ordinance first, but if panhandlers and drivers do not listen the first time they could face jail time and receive a misdemeanor charge.
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