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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
FDOT Teams Up With DBPD For Ped & Bike Safety
By Patrick Murphy, WNDB News
The Florida Department of Transportation says safety doesn’t happen by accident. That’s why they’re teaming up with the Daytona Beach Police Department to make the roads a bit safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to FDOT, Daytona Beach ranks fourth out of 101 cities in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. “Volusia County is a high focus area for us,” says Jessica Ottaviano, Public Information Officer for FDOT. Ottaviano said that the Daytona Beach Police Department is one of the agencies in Volusia that applied for the state funding to conduct high visibility enforcement, or HVE, in March.
Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
By Sean Kilcarr, AASHTO Journal
In the shadow of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge – Washington, D.C.’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date – federal, state, and local gathered with other transportation industry representatives to re-emphasize the importance of roadway work zone safety, especially since 799 motor vehicle drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians were killed in work zone crashes in 2017, which includes 132 highway workers.
NWZAW: Their Lives Can't Wait
By Jessica Lombardo, For Construction Pros
During National Work Zone Awareness Week, State DOTs and construction companies work hard to raise the awareness of safety in work zones. The traveling public needs to understand their role in making sure these workers get home safe every night.
WatchForUs Tells Stories to Highlight Work Zone Dangers
By NAPA National Asphalt Pavement Association, For Construction Pros
To encourage drivers to slow down and pay attention in roadway work zones, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is urging drivers to slow down, put down their phone, and WatchForUs. The distracted driving campaign kicks off during National Work Zone Awareness Week 2019, April 8‒12. Building and maintaining roads can be a dangerous business. Companies invest a great deal of time, effort, and training, to control potential risks within the work zone, which often is positioned next to active traffic lanes. However, it just takes a momentary distraction for a car or truck to cross into a work zone, causing a possibly fatal accident. Every year, more than 700 people are killed in this sort of work zone accident.
National Work Zone Awareness Week April 8-12, 2019
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Florida Department of Transportation
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