The Florida Department of Transportation teamed up with Major League Baseball teams, Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins, for the Citrus Series to promote “Alert Today Alive Tomorrow…Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.”
The games were held between the Rays and Marlins at Tropicana Field and Marlin Stadium May 27 – 30, 2013. The Citrus Series, which began in 1998, is the annual inter-league series between the two teams.
District One Secretary Billy Hattaway was invited to throw the opening pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, and District Six Secretary Gus Pego was invited to throw the opening pitches for the Miami Marlins at Marlin Stadium. Media including radio interviews, electronic and affixed banners, backdrops, and other images were used to promote the message at the games. T-shirts and educational materials were also distributed.
“Alert Today Alive Tomorrow” is part of a comprehensive approach to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in Florida. This campaign includes high visibility enforcement, education, engineering, and emergency services. Whether you’re driving or walking, pay attention. Read the signs, learn the rules, and remember, “Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident!”
Pictured Above Right District One Secretary Billy Hattaway
Pictured Above Right District Six Secretary Gus Pego