FDOT’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow campaign was back in Daytona during the 4th of July holiday weekend. This campaign is part of the statewide and year-round effort to raise awareness of the role we all play in keeping pedestrians and bicyclists safe on our roadways.
Racing TeamSLR’s Scott Lagasse, Jr. and 16-year-old Eagle Scout William Bauman, who was a passenger in a distracted driving crash, joined FDOT District Secretaries Noranne Downs and Billy Hattaway in urging drivers to put the phone down.
Scott Lagasse, Jr. was also behind the wheel of the #15 Alert Today Alive Tomorrow car promoting this important message.
Volusia County, home to Daytona International Speedway, consistently ranks in the top 10 counties in the state for pedestrian and bicyclist crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries. Increasing awareness and understanding of the safety issues relating to pedestrians and bicyclists is especially important in Daytona Beach, where thousands of residents and visitors congregate to attend major events. A booth was also set up in the midway where attendees could get information on this campaign and ask questions to staff.