Safety for Kids

New child safety activity book and safety bookmarks are now available!


Activity Book

Our cool new activity booklet was also developed and printed in a two-part flip book for elementary age children and preteens. For the younger kids, ages 5-10, we have the “Safety Scores! On your way to school, at home, and off to play.” with great safety tips, fun puzzles and activities. The other part targets the older tween age kids from 10-13, challenging them to “Up Your Safety Game! Phone Down. Eyes Up. Buckle Up!”

Important traffic safety messages and activities cover a wide range of topics, including: child passenger safety (CPS), occupant protection, pedestrian safety, bike and helmet safety, ATV off-road safety and school bus dangers and safety. In addition, there are other key safety concerns for kids like swimming, sports, fire hazards and general everyday safety tips. We’ve got mazes, puzzles, coloring, games, crosswords, word searches, scrambles, trivia and safety check lists to keep the kids engaged while emphasizing valuable safety knowledge, reminders of best practices and fundamental safety rules to help prevent injuries or death.

Elementary – Sample Pages
 Activity Book - Elementary Pages - ATV Safety Message  Activity Book - Elementary Pages - Occupant Protection Safety Message  Activity Book - Elementary Pages - Water Safety Message
Pre Teens – Sample Pages
 Activity Book - Pre Teens Pages - Crossing Safety Message  Activity Book - Pre Teens Pages - Bike Helmet Safety Message  Activity Book - Pre Teens Pages - Sport Safety Message

Bookmarks

These double-sided bookmarks contain important safety messages for bicycle safety, distracted driving, pedestrian safety, and occupant protection tips for drivers and users. They are distributed to libraries throughout our community. Click on a design below to learn more about that particular topic!

 

 

Bicycle Safety Distracted Driving Pedestrian Safety Occupant Protection
Safety Bookmark - Bicycle Safety Message Safety Bookmark - Distracted Driving Safety Message Safety Bookmark - Pedestrian Safety Message Safety Bookmark - Occupant Protection Safety Message

 

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W.H.A.L.E. Check Program

W.H.A.L.E. CHECK Program 

Introducing a fresh new W.H.A.L.E. (We Have A Little Emergency) Check artwork for Florida’s child passenger safety program. Our widely popular and nationally recognized W.H.A.L.E. Check campaign continues as a highly requested and distributed piece on important child occupant protection and car seat safety.  W.H.A.L.E. Check is made available statewide as a digital download courtesy of District Two.

W.H.A.L.E. Check is a child passenger safety education and identification program for parents and caregivers. In the event of an automobile crash, children are often too young to identify themselves or provide helpful information. Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the sticker and place on the back of the child’s car seat to provide vital contact information for emergency personnel. They are to stick the two smaller labels on each side of the car seat. These alert rescuers that the occupant is participating in W.H.A.L.E. Check.

Click here to download the W.H.A.L.E. CHECK as a one-page, printable PDF flyer to distribute at car seat checks, traffic safety events, daycare centers, pediatrician offices, government agencies and hospitals throughout Florida.

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The informational piece also includes great child safety seat tips and guidelines! There are five smart safety tips to help prevent injuries in case of a car crash:

  1. WEAR YOUR SAFETY BELT: Studies show that if you wear your seat belt, your kids will too.
  2.  Follow Manufacturer’s instructions: Always check the manual for both your
    car and the child safety seat for proper installation guidelines. 
  3. Seat strapped in tight: You should not be able to move the car seat more than one inch
     in any direction at the belt path, and always use the top tether when forward facing.
  4. Chest clip at armpit level & Harness Snug: Straps should be tight enough
    so that you cannot pinch the fabric of the harness at the shoulders.
  5. Back Seat is Safest: Children age 13 and under should ride in the back seat.
    Older children no longer need a special seat if their legs bend comfortably at the
    seat’s edge with their back resting flat against the back of the seat.

We follow these American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and want all children safeguarded in the right car seat!

  • Birth – 12 Months: Babies under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing. Convertible and 3-in-1 car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time.
  • 1 – 3 Years: Toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat with a harness as long as possible – until they reach the top height or weight limit of the seat, typically around 35 to 45 pounds.
  • 4 – 7 Years: Young children should ride in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until they reach the top height or weight limit of the seat – typically between 40 and 60 pounds.
  • 8 – 12 Years: Children should ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Seat belts fit properly when the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach, and the shoulder belt lies snug across the shoulder and chest, not over the neck or face.
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Recipes for the Road

The FDOT District Two Traffic Safety Team is pleased to share the
21st Anniversary Edition of Recipes for the Road and Celebrate Safely campaign
which aims to reduce drinking and driving and alcohol-related traffic crashes.

Recipes for the Road Postcard
Printable Postcard
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Seasons of Safety

Just as the seasons change, so do our safety messages!

Our safety-themed holiday card collection can be printed or shared on social media!

 

 

Mother’s Day Memorial Day
Happy Mother's Day

Father’s Day 4th of July
Labor Day Halloween
Thanksgiving Christmas
New Year Valentine’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day Mother’s Day
Memorial Day Father’s Day
4th of July Labor Day
Happy Labor Day Graphic
Halloween

 

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Let’s Get Social

Do you want to be friends?

Are we friends? Do you like us? Are you following us? Are we following you?
Let’s get connected!

Your Traffic Safety Team is on social media. We are actively sharing, posting, and commenting across several networks – on a daily basis! Let’s get connected so we can share your postings and photos, and so you can share ours!

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Bicycle Safety

The Adventures in Biking Safely – March is Florida Bicycle Month!

FDOT D2 CTST FL Traffic Bike SafetyFlorida’s weather in March is perfect for biking, so get out and ride. With many drivers and cyclists on the road this month, let’s gear up with some bicycle safety reminders.

Drivers: Share the road with bicyclists and always pass or follow cyclists with at least a 3 foot barrier.

Bicyclists: Wear a helmet, ride on the right and make sure drivers can see you with bright clothing and reflectors or lights on your bike.

For more important bicycle safety tips, crash facts and resources, go to our traffic safety bike page here.


UNF Gets New Bike Fix-It Stations

What a perfect way to kick off bicycle month! We are excited to share the new bike stations provided by the FDOT Northeast Florida, and located at the University of North Florida. Your Traffic Safety Team worked with UNF Police Department to coordinate the installation and identification of locations for students – great for quick and easy bicycle repairs to help bike safe!

FDOT D2 CTST Bike Fixit Station at UNF FDOT D2 CTST Bike Fixit Station at UNF

 

The self-serve bike repair stations are free to use. They contain air pumps along with a variety of tools to help riders work on their bikes. Located around the UNF campus at: Crossings Bike Station Q Building, Fountains Bike Station, Hall Landing Bike Station, and Village A Building Bike Station.

FDOT D2 CTST Bike Fixit Station at UNF FDOT D2 CTST Bike Fixit Station at UNF

 

 

 

 

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Recipes for the Road: Mocktails • Recipes • Safety Tips

20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary Recipes for the Road - Celebrate Safely, Designate a DriverWe are excited to present the 20th annual Recipes for the Road. Over the last two decades we have made a positive impact to help keep people safe on our roads during the holidays. Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors that share our passion and goal of reducing alcohol-related traffic crashes and fatalities in our communities. These people and organizations have been instrumental in the book’s creation and continued success.

#SoberDriverSelfie – Do your part by not driving while intoxicated. Join the fun and share a pic of you with your book!

Over 20,000 full-color copies are printed and distributed each year. Enjoy flipping through this year’s Recipes for the Road book below or click here to download a PDF copy. You may also order free copies online.
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Have a Safe Holiday Season – Be Responsible and Do Not Drink and Drive

Thanksgiving through the New Year is a fun and festive time of year. Throughout this fall and winter season there are many celebrations, family gatherings, festivals, football pre-game tailgating and holiday parties. They are all best enjoyed when we celebrate responsibly. Please always drive safe and sober.

Recipes for the Road was started to help reduce drinking and driving, offering a great collection of non-alchoholic drink recipes. Please feel free to share and enjoy all these mocktails, food recipes, safety activity games and traffic safety tips.

It’s a team effort to produce Recipes for the Road every year. We couldn’t do it without our wonderful sponsors, partners and volunteers! This year extra special thanks go out to AAA The Auto Club Group Jacksonville + PonteVedra, Landstar and Northeast Florida Safety Council. Your passion to keep our roads safe are truly appreciated.

FDOT District Two got into the spirit with a “Recipes for the Road” submission contest. Look for the favorite winning non-alcoholic drinks, desserts and hors d’ oeuvre recipes from our dedicated team.

Chef Tom consistently comes up with tasty, original recipes… look on page 12 for the “Easy-Peasy Pom-Lemon Squeeze” from Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. Jax Illuminations is wonderful and if you want to see Jacksonville’s best drive thru holiday light show, see page 17 for a special discount off admission.

NEW – See and share our cover drink recipe videos!

Dreamy Hot Cocoa and The Marshmallow Snowman Recipe Video:

Green Grinch Punch and Grinch Kabob Recipe Video:

If you are interested in participating next year, please contact trafficsafetyteam@gmail.com or click here for our sponsor partnership flyer. Produced by: Favorite Studios | Design + Printing

Visit our Impaired Driving safety page for more resources, impaired driving crash facts and media toolkit.


Historical Recipes for the Road

Click to view a PDF of our previous booklets starting from our inaugural issue in 1997!

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6
Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11 Volume 12
Volume 13 Volume 14 Volume 15 Volume 16 Volume 17 r4r-volume-18

Watch our 2016 FDOT Celebrate Safely video filmed at JaxIlluminations light show!

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HAWK

HAWK is a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Traffic System

Guide to HAWK = High-Intensity Activated CrossWalk

Your Community Traffic Safety Team presents this important new traffic system operating instructions. Watch the video above to learn what drivers and pedestrians should do when they approach a HAWK Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon. You may also flip through the book below or download the PDF “HAWK 101 Guide” by FDOT Northeast Florida District Two.

No Regrets When You DRIVE WITH CARE & CROSS WITH CARE

HAWK Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Operation:

STEP 1 

• Drivers will see all indication lights are dark when there is no pedestrian waiting to cross, and the pedestrian signal will maintain a “DON’T WALK” symbol.

• Pedestrians who want to cross the street will need to push the button to activate the system.

STEP 2 

• Drivers will see a FLASHING YELLOW light for a few seconds when pedestrians push the button. Drivers should reduce speed and prepare to stop.

• Pedestrians will still see the “DON’T WALK” symbol and should wait.

STEP 3 

• Drivers will see the flashing go to a STEADY YELLOW light, warning them the indication will soon turn to a STEADY RED light.

• Pedestrians continue to see the “DON’T WALK” symbol and should remain waiting.

STEP 4 

• Drivers will see a STEADY RED light, which requires them to STOP at the stop line.

• Pedestrians will then see a “WALK” symbol to cross and should look in both directions to make sure all vehicles are stopped.

STEP 5 

• Drivers will see ALTERNATING FLASHING RED lights, as pedestrians cross the street. During this period, drivers are required to STOP and then they may proceed with caution if crosswalk is clear.

• Pedestrians will see the WALK indication change to a flashing countdown that indicates how much time they have remaining to cross the street.

STEP 6 

• Drivers will see all lights are back to dark at the end of the flashing countdown and may continue to proceed through the crosswalk if it is clear.

• Pedestrians will see the “DON’T WALK” symbol and must push the button to activate the system again.

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Pedestrian Safety-Traffic Control Box Wraps

Pedestrian Safety – Traffic Control Box Wraps: “Push, Wait, Walk”

Jacksonville, Florida – Your Community Traffic Safety Team is dedicated to “Bringing You Home Safely.” Please remember to always use the crosswalk or cross at an intersection – not in the middle of the block. Walk on the sidewalk or walk facing traffic as far over as possible when a sidewalk is not available. Constantly be aware and make sure drivers see you!

Above is a quick highlight video of the pedestrian safety message installed around traffic control boxes by Northeast Florida Department of Transportation. Your Community Traffic Safety Team has been targeting drivers with their “No Regrets When You DRIVE WITH CARE” safety messages and continues to promote safe driving education and reminders. This past year, the campaign extended out onto the streets for a positive reminder to everyone walking on our streets to be safe and arrive alive.

Over 70 pedestrian safety traffic control box wraps have been installed in Northeast Florida. The message reminds walkers to “Always Use The Crosswalk, Walk On Sidewalks & Be Aware!” When crossing a lighted intersection with a crosswalk, it is important to “Push” the crosswalk button, “Wait” for the light to change and cars to completely stop, then “Walk” with caution while making sure oncoming cars are stopping and drivers see you in the crosswalk.

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Video clip of the first pedestrian safety message being installed on a traffic control box: Crosswalk Safety

Visit our Pedestrian Safety page for more information and resources.

See FirstCoastNews’ report on our initiative to spread awareness and help protect pedestrians and bicyclists in our community. (Juliette Dryer, WTLV 6:01 PM. EDT July 06, 2017)

Watch News4Jax story about a “Woman hit crossing Beach Boulevard.” (Ashley Harding, News4Jax.com

 

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