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State Safety Office
Lora B. Hollingsworth, P.E.
Chief Safety Officer
605 Suwannee St. MS 53 Tallahassee, FL 32399
Our mission is to continually improve the safety of the traveling public. The Safety Office consists of the following sections: federal highway safety grants, crash data, bicycle pedestrian program, Safe Routes to School Program, crossing guard train the trainer, and employee health and safety.
Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2016
Traffic Safety Coalitions
'We risk our lives daily': Tow truck drivers urge people to follow the Move Over Law (Video)
By Angelina Salcedo, WTSP
Thousands of us drive past it every day. Rogelio Perez-Borroto's memorial on Interstate 275 north is a reminder to move over and slow down. “He was off helping somebody who broke down on the bridge. On his way home from work, he lost his life,” fellow tow truck driver Mike McDonald said. McDonald says sadly Rogelio isn't the only one. Tow truck drivers risk their lives daily. …That's why FDOT enforces the Move Over Law. January is the “Move Over Month.” Drivers have to move over if they see flashing lights on the side of the road.
Troopers remind drivers of new law banning texting and driving (Video)
By Megan Myers, WBBH
It’s officially the new year and you can now get pulled over for texting while driving. If you are caught texting while driving, you can face a $30 fine for your first offense along with additional court costs. The new law applies to drivers caught texting while their car is in motion. If your car is stopped or you are using a navigation device, you will not be at fault under this new law.
PUT IT DOWN! Florida Department of Transportation Educating Floridians on New Distracted Driving Laws
By Staff, Space Coast Daily
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation and law enforcement partners to educate Floridians on the changes to distracted driving law with the Put It Down: Focus on Driving campaign. The Wireless Communications While Driving Law, section 316.305, Florida Statutes, took effect on July 1, 2019. This new law requires drivers to put their phones down and focus on driving.
Florida Department of Transportation
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