Safety Newsletter

Issue No 7 – April 2024 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Desiging for Bicyclist Safety South Florida

On December 12-13, 2023, The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO),
in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), hosted a two-day
workshop to discuss roadway safety design principles and provide planners, engineers and
designers the foundation needed to address the needs of bicyclists and improve roadway
safety features utilizing the best design methods. Various transportation agencies
throughout South Florida attended.

Issue No 6 – July 2023 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Targeting Florida's Aging Road Users

On April 12-13, the Safe Mobility for life coalition hosted it’s annual Spring Meeting which took place at FDOT’s Central Office Burns Building. The meeting focused on data gathered throughout the state on the impacts aging road users have on other road users. As we age, we experience a steady decline in certain skills that are important for safe driving. Beginning at around age 55, there is a gradual decrease in ability to process information, to remember, and to make judgments in traffic situations such as determining the necessary distance and approach of oncoming traffic increasing fatality and serious injury rates within the state of Florida. Various Partner agencies and Community Traffic Safety Coordinators came out to brainstorm on how to address and solve the problems we are currently facing statewide.

Issue No 5 – August – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Drive Safe Campaign Goes National

The Drive Safe campaign focuses on collaboration among law enforcement agencies to educate the community with the goal of Target Zero. The Target Zero Initiative is spearheaded by the Florida Transportation Plan Steering Committee, Florida’s Traffic Safety Coalition, and the state’s safety partners. The goal of the initiative is to reduce deaths and injuries on Florida motorways to zero.

Issue No 4 – March 2022 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Target Zero Initiative

In collaboration with the Florida Transportation Plan Steering Committee, Florida’s Traffic Safety Coalition, and other safety partners, the state’s 2021 – 2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) has been completed. The plan has one target: zero. Zero fatalities, zero injuries, and zero communities impacted by tragic loss of life or injury.

Issue No 3 – October 2021 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Issue 3 FDOT Safety Newsletter

It is evident that this past year has had a profound impact on the way we all live our lives and conduct business. Despite this, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six Traffic Operations – Safety Unit has been successful in not only adapting to the new reality, but has effectively demonstrated how it has sustained and maintained major safety projects, safety campaigns and other vital initiatives!

Issue No 2 – June 2020 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Promoting Safety on All Fronts

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), like all institutions, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our staff are working remotely to avoid contact to slow down the spread of the disease. Using new technologies, we want to keep you informed of our efforts to improve street safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

Issue No 1 – January 2020 – FDOT District Six – SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Redesigned FDOT Safety Newsletter

Welcome to our re-designed newsletter! This updated format allows for a more interactive and fun read to a wider audience, giving a fresh view of the Florida Department of Transportation – District Six – Traffic Operations unit’s campaigns, initiatives, and projects.