Safety at the Winter Festival

Safety and cheer were spread in the Capital City. For the second year in a row, FDOT Safety Office participated with the City of Tallahassee in the 2014 Winter Festival.  Trained staff were on hand as over 450 bicycle helmets were fitted on participants from ages one to 83. FDOT Safety staff Joe Santos, Ralph Salvas, Jacqui Morris and daughter, Dana Crosby, Donna Collins, and Sarita Taylor were present to discuss bicycle and pedestrian safety, to fit helmets, and to distribute hot pink safety vests in order to help the public be more visible when biking and walking.

Preparing for the crowds


Ralph Salvas fitting helmets

Joe Santos fitting helmets

Safety staff were also at schools promoting healthy and safe lifestyles. The Oak Ridge Elementary Health and Safety Fair (seen below) was held on December 16.  Donna Collins and Sarita Taylor assisted with the school’s “Fuel Up to Play 60” program.  This program introduces students to healthier lifestyles through nutrition and exercise.  FDOT staff discussed safe biking habits and the importance of visibility when walking.

Safety Table