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Community Traffic Safety Team

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Welcome to the Tampa Bay
Community Traffic Safety Teams

Made possible with support from the Florida Department of Transportation and local agencies in Tampa Bay

​​What is CTST?


​The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) is a multi-disciplined Federal, State and local government endorsed program developed to reduce the number of traffic crashes that occur on Florida roadways. The program is managed by the Florida Department of Transportation and supported by a wide range of community partners, such as: cities, counties, law enforcement, first responders, school districts, St. Joseph's Hospital Wellness and Safety Center, John Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, Safe Kids, health care advocacy groups, MADD, Tampa Alcohol Coalition, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), and more.​

The members of the committees work towards this goal by addressing the Four Es:

Engineering
Enforcement
Education
Emergency Services​ 

There are four Teams in Tampa Bay:

Hillsborough
Meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month from 9:30AM to 11:30AM
For meeting location please click here

Pasco
Meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month from 1:30PM to 2:30PM
For meeting location please click here

Pinellas

Meets every 1st Thursday of the Month from 10:00AM to 11:30AM
For meeting location please click here​

West Central (Hernando and Citrus)
Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 1:30PM to 2:30PM
For meeting location please click here​


 

Goals of the CTST


The teams undertake traffic safety-related projects and activities and serve as a resource to any and all communities, local government agencies, and roadway users.  The CTSTs overall goal is not only the reduction of serious and fatal injury crashes, but assisting in reaching Zero Fatalities on Florida roadways.​

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The CTST members work towards achieving this goal by educating the community on a wide variety of safety topics, such as:

  • DUI / Wrong Way Driving
  • Aggressive Driving / Distracted Driving
  • Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS)
  • Click It or Ticket /  Buckle Up Florida
  • Work Zone Awareness
  • Pedestrian / Bike Safety
  • Bike Walk Tampa Bay
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Safe Mobility for Life
  • Occupant Protection​
  • Safety Academy

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How can I participate?

CTST Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Sign Up​ to receive​ meeting reminders, agendas, minutes and general updates.


For more information, please contact:

Ginger Regalado
Community Traffic Safety Team Program Manager
FDOT District 7
11201 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL  33612
813-975-6970

News ​


January Campaigns

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! 
THANK YOU to all of our law enforcement partners!
Thank you for your sevice and thank you for all you do for us!
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January 1-31, 2019:
Move Over Month
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Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane — when you can safely do so — for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or wreckers.

  • If you can't move over — or when on a two-lane road — slow to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.
  • Slow down to 5 mph when the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less.

    Click on the link below to open the Move Over Press Release.
    010219_MoveOverMonth_FINAL.pdf

January 8-12, 2019
Florida First Responder Appreciation Week

January 19, 2019
Children's Gasparilla Parade

January 26, 2019
Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Ahoy Matey! Don't Drink & Drive, Arrive Alive! Aye Aye!!

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 ​​Stop on Red, Kids Ahead PSA Campaign

Download Link to all videos (Full length, .30 and .60 seconds) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t3ojaixhuygrl1x/AADxOvgn64sSj9ek_bE3K82Da?dl=0

​Link to Campaign on HCPS webpage

https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/1979/transportation-services/resources/families/?tab=1


NHTSA Releases New Child Car Seat Safety Campaigns PSAs 


NHTSA announced the release of new television, radio, out-of-home, and digital Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for their Child Car Safety campaign.

The new PSAs build on the insights from parenting research and trends, focusing on the idea that parents will do anything for the love of their children. The TV PSAs feature relatable scenes of parents carrying out selfless acts —from watching their child's soccer game in the pouring rain to soothing a crying baby at 4 a.m. The videos cleverly nudge parents to become more informed about car seats.

Use these free safety materials to generate awareness about child car safety in your community throughout the year. Want to customize one of our radio or print PSAs with the tag of your local DOT or organization? Please email Elizabeth Nilsson of NHTSA's Office of Communications and Consumer Information at elizabeth.nilsson@dot.gov for more information on this process.

​Please click here to watch the PSAs on the NHTSA website.


We are pleased to announce that our annual Recipes for the Road is being distributed. Please visit the virtual edition​ to check it out!​

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​If you are interested in joining a CTST, please contact:


Ginger Regalado
Community Traffic Safety Team Program Manager
FDOT District 7
(813) 975-6970
 

Brought to you by FDOT with support from our community partners.

 

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