Teens from all over the state learned about existing Graduated Driver’s License laws, the benefits of safety belt use, the hazards of distracted driving and texting, reducing speeding, reducing impaired driving and underage drinking, and how to educate their peers and community leaders on these issues.
FDOT District Six continued its safety outreach for distracted driving by participating in two major events in Miami-Dade County.
FDOT Assistant Secretary Brian Blanchard stood on the Florida Capitol steps with partners for Road Safety Week to highlight safety. The event was hosted by the Dori Slosberg Foundation and coincided with the Safe Teen Driving Safety Summit.
FDOT, AT&T, and AAA are partnering to reduce distracted driving on Florida’s roadways by educating the public about the new Florida law banning texting while driving.
Law enforcement agencies in north Florida, Alabama and Georgia met at state borders and committed to work together over the Labor Day weekend to encourage safe driving across the nation.
To recognize the accomplishments of Florida Agencies in traffic safety initiatives, the Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program, funded through FDOT, annually holds the Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Ceremony.
Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 52 prohibiting a driver from manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device.
FDOT teamed up with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National to sponsor its annual conference held in Orlando.
The Dori Slosberg Foundation and GEICO hosted a 500-mile bicycle tour to raise awareness of traffic safety. The tour started in Orlando and visited Tampa and Gainesville before concluding in Tallahassee.
On October 1, a new state law banning texting and driving takes effect. FDOT has teamed up with partners to promote the new law and reduce distracted driving with a campaign called Put It Down.