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May 2019

Share The Road: Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

All motorists should use extra caution when driving around bicyclists, motorcyclists and commercial motor vehicles (CMV). The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reminds everyone to Share the Road, so all road users can Arrive Alive!

Monday, May 13, 2019Sunday, June 2, 2019
Florida
Click It or Ticket

The safety belt is your vehicle’s best safety feature, but it only works if you use it.

Wearing your seat belt in Florida became a primary offense with The Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law. The law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers and all passengers under the age of 18 fasten their safety belts. (section 316.614, Florida Statutes)

Drivers and passengers 18 or older can be cited if they, or any passenger under the age of 18, are not properly strapped in. Drivers will be charged with a seat belt violation if any passenger under the age of 18 is not restrained with a seat belt or child restraint device.

Saturday, June 1, 201912:00 pmWednesday, July 31, 20191:00 pm
Florida
Safe Summer Travel

Traveling throughout Florida can be just as fun as getting to your destination. During the holiday and vacation seasons, Florida’s roads can be some of the busiest in the country. This is for the safety of all motorists on our roads and educating everyone on safe driving to always Arrive Alive.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
11:30 am1:30 pm
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ZERO DUI TOLERANCE

The DUI -0- Tolerance Luncheon focuses on the dangers of drunk and impaired driving. At this event, law enforcement and first responders who monitor our roadways are honored for keeping us safe.

Loved ones of victims are invited to speak on the behalf of those they lost. This luncheon serves as a sounding board for concerns and solutions by those who are closest to the day to day issues of roadway safety.

Fourth of Duly: Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over / Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Enforcement Campaign Materials

Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

Thursday, August 1, 2019Saturday, August 31, 2019
Florida
Child Safety Awareness Month: Choose the Right Seat

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is committed to highway safety, including our most precious cargo, our children. We’ve created resources for you, your children and all motorists to increase everyone’s child safety awareness, as a driver or whenever around vehicles.

Thursday, August 8, 201911:30 amFriday, August 9, 20192:30 pm
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Bus Driver Safety Training

BUS DRIVER ROAD SAFETY TRAINING EVENT

Dori Saves Lives honors the Bus Drivers in Florida who safely transport our children to and from school every day. This all-day event provides our bus drivers with updated safety modules and education assemblies.

Dori Saves Lives provides lunch and recognize School Bus Drivers for their achievements through an awards ceremony.

Wednesday, August 14, 201912:30 pmMonday, September 2, 20191:30 pm
Nationwide
National Enforcement Mobilization Crackdown: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Local law enforcement will be out in full force in support of the 2019 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Occurring between August 14th and September 2nd, law enforcement officers will team up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in high-visibility exercises, pulling over and arresting drunk drivers. Save a life—do not make the tragic choice to drink and drive.

Friday, August 30, 2019Sunday, September 8, 2019
Florida
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while fatigued and drowsy can have dangerous, and sometimes deadly, consequences.

The Florida Legislature designated the first week of September each year as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to educate the public on the dangers of driving while drowsy and to honor the memory of 8-year-old Ronshay Dugans.

Ronshay was killed in 2008 when her school bus was hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019Thursday, October 31, 2019
Florida
Emergency Contact Information Awareness Month

Ask yourself, if you were in a crash or other emergency situation, couldn’t talk and your cell phone was locked, how would your family and friends be notified?

If you register your emergency contact information (ECI) into the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles system, law enforcement can contact your loved ones for you, and quickly, even across state lines.

Sunday, October 20, 2019Saturday, October 26, 2019
Nationwide
National Teen Driver Safety Week

With more than 800,000 licensed teen drivers in the state of Florida, it is so important for teens to practice safe driving. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) works to educate teens on the importance of buckling up, observing all speed limits, never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and always focus on driving.

DHSMV joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week in October each year and highlighting Teen Arrive Alive Day the Tuesday of Teen Driver Safety Week with events throughout the state to remind teens and adults around them how to stay safe behind the wheel.

DHSMV’s We Arrive Alive campaign initiative gives teens the tools and language to take ownership of their driving habits, cementing safe behaviors with affirmative statements about why buckling up is so important.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Florida
Florida Teen Arrive Alive Day

With more than 800,000 licensed teen drivers in the state of Florida, it is so important for teens to practice safe driving. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) works to educate teens on the importance of buckling up, observing all speed limits, never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and always focus on driving.

DHSMV joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week in October each year and highlighting Teen Arrive Alive Day the Tuesday of Teen Driver Safety Week with events throughout the state to remind teens and adults around them how to stay safe behind the wheel.

DHSMV’s We Arrive Alive campaign initiative gives teens the tools and language to take ownership of their driving habits, cementing safe behaviors with affirmative statements about why buckling up is so important.

Halloween Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Halloween means giggling ghosts and winsome witches will be trick-or-treating in your neighborhood! Children will focus on the excitement of Halloween and forget about safety, so it’s up to parents, care givers and motorists to take special care so that everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Friday, November 1, 2019Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Florida
Safe Holiday Travel

Traveling throughout Florida can be half the fun of getting to your destination. During the holiday season, Florida’s roads can be some of the busiest in the country. We are committed to the safety of all motorists on our roads and educating everyone on safe driving to always Arrive Alive through the Safe Holiday Travel campaign. No matter what season, as you celebrate, we have helpful tips to keep you safe on the road.

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Florida
Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for families coming together to celebrate. We are committed to protecting you on our roadways, assisting you in any way possible and providing you with the information you need to travel safely.

Friday, November 29, 2019Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Florida
Pre-Holiday Season: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

The holiday season is a peak travel period for families coming together to celebrate. We are committed to protecting you on our roadways, assisting you in any way possible and providing you with the information you need to travel safely.

Monday, December 2, 2019Friday, December 6, 2019
Nationwide
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

It is a fact of life that people grow older every day. With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person's continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of safe travel options for people of all ages. The real need is a broader awareness of the solutions, rather than a narrow focus on the problem.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) believes that occupational therapy practitioners have the skills to evaluate a person's overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and provide rehabilitation, if necessary. Many are specially trained in the full scope of driving rehabilitation. Occupational therapy practitioners work with older adults as well as their families and caregivers, offering individualized assessment. They can identify individuals' unique challenges and find strategies that will help them live life to its fullest by keeping them active, healthy, and safe in their communities.

AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 2-6, 2019, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.

Our Safety Partners

  • Geico Philanthropic Foundation

  • The Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Inc.

  • FDOT, The Florida Department of Transportation, regulates public transportation in Florida.

  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a cabinet agency of the Florida government

  • The Allstate Foundation creates prosperous communities to fulfill hopes and dreams.

  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; United States Department of Transportation

  • Enterprise Holdings private foundation, giving back to communities.

  • The Express Car Wash, a proud sponsor of Dori Saves Lives and other community endeavors.

  • Interactive car driving simulator.

  • HNTB Corporation is an architecture, civil engineering consulting and construction management firm.

  • A global infrastructure advisory firm providing practical solutions.

  • Road construction company in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

  • Volkert: Engineering, environmental consulting, program management, and construction services.

  • TranSystems provides engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions.

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