“Bringing you home safely” has been the District Two Community Traffic Safety Program tagline for 26 years. It continues to be our motto and supports our belief that we are ground zero for Target Zero! Our Traffic Safety Teams play a critical role in community engagement throughout Northeast Florida.
FDOT Secretary, Jared Perdue, stated in his Oct 28, 2022, speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting in Orlando, “Communities are our number one priority. Our theme (FDOT) must be community-centric as we are working towards the future.” The Community Traffic Safety Program plays a critical role in the Department’s future and connection to our local communities and our commitment to safety and Target Zero.
Take a moment to hear Perdue’s community engagement remarks in the video below.
“How do we, as state DOTs, continue to deliver infrastructure and be successful? It is about connecting the dots between what we do to every community we serve,” he explained.
“They desire this engagement, even for something as simple as resurfacing roads,” Perdue pointed out. “If we build coalitions of local support around them, we’ll see the fruits of that labor. We’re also challenging our employees to re-engage with the communities where they live and work, where they reside with friends and families; not just serving them but working more in partnership with them.”
Community Must be Priority Number One
You can learn more about the critical role of community engagement. The history of Northeast Florida’s Community Traffic Safety Teams began in 1994 and has been active ever since. Our members are involved in finding and solving engineering and roadway issues locally. Click here to submit a traffic safety concern. Below is a link to view Perdue’s entire speech and article by the AASHTO Journal.