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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 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.


Cape Coral Police putting DUI grant to good use
Posted: August 16, 2015
CAPE CORAL - Cape Coral Police made four arrests during its sixth impaired driving enforcement operation since being awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation Safety Office.  More...

FDOT Grant helps Pinellas Park police conduct traffic safety campaign
Posted: January 5, 2015
PINELLAS PARK - Pinellas Park police are conducting a "high-visibility" education and enforcement campaign aimed at violations that put pedestrians and bicyclists at risk.  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...

Florida Seat Belt Use reaches all time high at 88.8%
Posted: September 24, 2014
Since the implementation of the Primary Seat Belt Law that went into effect June 2009, Florida has been above the National seat belt use rate every year.  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...