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State Safety Office

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

605 Suwannee Street 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 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.


"No Texting While Driving" Law Now in Effect
Posted: October 1, 2013
TALLAHASSEE - Florida's ban on texting while driving is now in effect. Texting takes a driver's eyes away from the road, so please never text while driving. Remember as of October 1, 2013- It's the Law!  More...

FDOT Highlights Pedestrian Safety during Daytona Speedweeks "Crash Cushion Details"
Posted: April 27, 2013
TALLAHASSEE - Pedestrian safety will be emphasized during the upcoming Speedweek in Daytona Beach.  More...

Media Campaigns
Posted: April 24, 2013
As part of FDOT Secretary Prasad’s initiative, the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” and “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” messages are being presented via TV, social media, transit advertising, local education, and enforcement activities. More...

University of South Florida "Bulls Walk and Bike Week"
Posted: September 2, 2012
The “USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week: Walk Wise, Bike Smart and Drive Carefully”, a four-day bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative, kicks off Monday, Sep 10 at 9 a.m. where students will join university and private sector executives in a “Walk with the Bulls” around the USF campus.  More...

"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" - Pedestrian Awareness Campaign
Posted: August 1, 2012
FDOT's Safety Office is responding to the pedestrian safety challenge in Florida with the launch of a new pedestrian awareness campaign. “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow - Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident” will focus on reminding motorists and pedestrians of pedestrian laws, especially “stop before turning right on red” and “always use a crosswalk”.  More...