FDOT and the Florida Highway Patrol held a press conference on June 2, 2016 to introduce proposed safety measures on I-95 in Miami-Dade County. The plan includes construction of dedicated emergency/ enforcement pull-off zones as well as enhanced law enforcement to reduce dangerous driver behavior.
At the annual the Public Relations Society of America’s Sunshine District conference, FDOT’s Put it Down campaign was awarded the Radiance Award in Public Service, the highest award in the category.
The FDOT Safety Office, along with our wonderful partners, presented the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition’s fourth annual Leadership Academy. Teens from all over the state learned how to educate their peers and community leaders on safe driving issues.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week during April 11-15. To raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT partnered with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and local law enforcement.
Florida Department of Transportation employees participated in two events to bring safety to the forefront and drive down fatalities by taking part in Walk Like MADD events in Tallahassee and Orlando.
Governor Scott signed a proclamation designating Friday, February 5, 2016, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Throughout the state, crossing guard programs and agencies held events to show appreciation to their guards.
On February 17, Alert Today Florida hosted its second annual “Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety.” Approximately 40 avid cyclists, who also happen to be very well known celebrities, came out to ride and show their support for the cause.
The Florida Department of Transportation launched the “Drive Safe” campaign in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It serves to inform drivers of the risks of aggressive driving.
Jacksonville Jaguars professional football fans were once again our target audience this season as FDOT hosted Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow information tent in the Jags Entertainment Zone at four home games.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Department of Transportation teamed up with safety advocates to bring awareness to the dangers of drowsy driving during Florida’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.
On October 7 this year, 4,695 schools across the nation participated in Walk to School Day. This year, 428 schools were holding walking events and pedestrian education campaigns across Florida.