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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
Florida officers urge drivers put down phones before new hands-free law starts
By Forrest Saunders, WPTV
New school year, new school law. Soon, Florida drivers will need to be hands-free with electronics while driving in certain areas. Florida’s first hands-free requirement shifts into gear on Oct. 1. It means drivers have to put down any electronics — including a GPS — while driving in school zones or work areas, when workers are present. Not always easy to do, said Tallahassee mother Hope Breman.
National Impaired Driving Enforcement August 14-September 2
Back-to-school safety: Florida laws about passing school buses on roadways
By Staff, WFLA
As families prepare for the back to school season, it is important to remember the rules of the road to ensure students get to and from school safely. One of the most important rules is when a driver can or cannot pass a school bus on the road. Do you know the answer? According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, drivers should always use caution when driving near or behind a school bus. However, when to stop or not to stop depends on the type of road you are on.
Florida Department of Transportation
Safety, Mobility, Reliability