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State Safety Office

Lora B. Hollingsworth, P.E.
Chief Safety Officer

605 Suwannee St. MS 53 Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-3100
Fax: 850-414-4221
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Our mission is to continually improve the safety of users of Florida's highway system and the safety of the traveling public and department employees.

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.


NHTSA kicks off 'Click It or Ticket' campaign as traffic fatalities rise
Posted: May 12, 2016
CHICAGO – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) joined together to kick off the 2016 national Click It or Ticket safety mobilization. More...

States and Territories Seat Use in 2015
Posted: May 12, 2016
In 2015 seat belt use in the United States ranged from 69.5 percent in New Hampshire to 97.3 percent in California and Georgia. More...

Work Zone Awareness Week 2016
Posted: March 1, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week during April 11-15.More...

Biketoberfest 2014
Posted: October 15, 2014
TALLAHASSEE - The 2014 Biketoberfest event will be taking place October 16th-20th in Daytona Beach. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be present to promote safe riding at the International Speedway’s Fall Cycle Scene. More...

Booster Seat law begins January 2015
Posted: December 30, 2014
When a young child graduates from a car seat to a regular seat too early, dangerous things can happen. Yet seven out of 10 parents do not know that a child should be at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall and at least 80 pounds before buckling up like an adult.  More...