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Florida Aggressive Driving Awareness Campaign

This spring, the Miami office of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is working once again to bring awareness to the dangers of aggressive driving through its Drive Safe campaign. From February through May, FDOT and its partners will be using social media, email blasts, PSAs and printed materials to spread the word against aggressive driving and provide tips to eliminate it.

Responsibility.org Drugged Driving Grant Results: Florida

Florida State Safety Office

The Florida Department of Transportation State Safety Office was a recipient of GHSA and Responsibility.org’s 2016 grant program aimed at training law enforcement in drug recognition. Prior to receiving this grant, the Florida Highway Patrol had 11 certified Drug Recognition Experts (DREs), out of 1,869 total troopers. Faced with a high likelihood of marijuana legalization in the state and the subsequent potential for an increase in drug-impaired driving, FHP was able to train 27 additional DREs in 2016.

Tennessee Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Tennessee Highway Safety Office

In December 2016, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) held an Older Driver Safety Awareness Week to support and encourage safe transportation among an aging population of drivers. The event, cohosted by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD), came on the heels of a recent increase in fatal crashes involving senior drivers in the state.

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