CTSP Flashback FAQ Videos

We produced a new CTSP Flashback FAQ video series that we are excited to share with you. Our CTSP Flashback FAQ videos showcase some timeless Traffic Safety Team talk. After more than 20 years, these clips provide insight into the essence of the CTSP in Northeast Florida that still apply today. 

Watch these six CTSP Flashback FAQ videos and learn the answers to some common questions we receive.

CTSP Flashback FAQ Videos

Flashback FAQ #1 and #2

FAQ #1: What is the Community Traffic Safety Program?
A:
The premise of the program is local communities, solving local problems with state assistance. Our mission is to reduce traffic-related crashes, injuries and fatalities on our roadways. The CTSP is a volunteer organization sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation. Traffic Safety Team members work together to develop solutions. We commend our partners for their active participation and on-going commitment to traffic safety in our 18 county district. We invite you to be a part of the solution. Help us promote safety on our roadways and move toward zero fatalities.

FAQ #2: What is a Community Traffic Safety Team?
A:
Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) are locally based groups of highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems through a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary approach. Members include city, county, state, private industry and citizens. The common goal of each CTST is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes within their community.

Flashback FAQ #3 and #4

FAQ #3: How does the CTST solve traffic safety issues?
A:
Northeast Florida CTST members are the eyes and ears on the road, working together to develop solutions and solve traffic safety issues on our roadways. CTSTs are made up of what is termed the four E’s: Education, Enforcement, Engineers and Emergency Medical Services. All of these disciplines add to the richness of each team and allow broad collaboration in the solving of local traffic safety concerns related to drivers, passengers, vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and roadways.

FAQ #4: Who are the members of a Community Traffic Safety Team?
A:
FDOT District Two CTST members include city, county, state, private industry and citizens. Members are multi-disciplinary – integrating efforts of the four “E” disciplines that work in highway safety, including Engineering, Education/Public Information, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services, along with local community partners, businesses, officials and citizens.

Flashback FAQ #5 and #6

FAQ #5: What is the W H A L E Check, Child Passenger Safety Program?
A:
W.H.A.L.E. (We Have A Little Emergency) CHECK – Child Passenger Safety Program was first introduced in May of 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida by the Northeast Florida Department of Transportation District Two’s Community Traffic Safety Program. W.H.A.L.E. Check is a child passenger safety education and identification program for parents and caregivers in Florida. In the event of an automobile crash, children are often too young to identify themselves or provide helpful information. The W.H.A.L.E. Check informational flyer also includes child safety seat guidelines and safety tips to help prevent injuries in case of a car crash.

FAQ #6: What is the Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver Program?
A:
The Northeast Florida Department of Transportation District Two Community Traffic Safety Program’s annual Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver campaign was created to help reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries throughout the holiday season. During the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day, local establishments are promoting the Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver program by displaying the materials provided. The 11×17 full-color posters will be displayed in neighborhood restaurants and bars. The stickers are for servers and bartenders to wear, and for sticking onto table-talkers, menus, and bill holders. (NOTE: Due to the hardships and challenges many local establishments are battling with COVID-19, we are not requiring them to provide free nonalcoholic drinks.)

ATV Safety

The Northeast Florida DOT Traffic Safety Program wants to remind all-terrain vehicle drivers to always follow ATV safety guidelines and Florida law. There has been tragic accidents in our communities, especially involving younger drivers on ATVs, resulting in injuries and deaths. Please watch and share the ATV Safety Rules video below. We have also created a free ATV Safety Rules tip card which may be downloaded and printed. The digital file may also be shared on social media.

Click here for the printable PDF of this ATV Safety Rules flyer.

We have created this short video with basic safety rules to share:

Safety Rules:

  • Always use personal safety gear.
  • Only one person on each ATV.
  • Drive an ATV that’s the right size for you.
  • Drive off road only – It’s dangerous and against the law to operate an ATV on paved roads or rights of way.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests.
  • Adults should supervise riders under 16.
  • Be safe and stay focused.
  • Only ride when sober.

Vehicles of any type, including ATVs, are not TOYS and should not be treated as such. Click here for our “ATV Off-Road Rules” brochure with more all-terrain vehicle safety tips and Florida law (Florida Statute 316.2074):

Below are some great safety messages, information and activities to download, print and share!

Extreme all-terrain safety
All-Terrain Safety Activity – Always wear a full face helmet with eye protection.
Youth activity page related to ATV safety
Off-Road Adventures! Stay Safe on All-Terrain Vehicles + Get Ready to Ride Activity
ATV Safety art
ATV SAFE! All-Terrain Safety Quiz + Off-Road Tips for Kids and Teens

Click here for more information about rural traffic safety.

Happy Birthday Nassau CTST

Celebrating the Nassau County Traffic Safety Team

Happy Birthday Nassau CTST! The Nassau County Traffic Safety Team was established on November 12, 2003 by the Northeast FDOT, District Two’s CTSP. Together they work with local agencies, engineers, law enforcement, emergency services, educators, citizens and partners. Their goal is to help resolve traffic safety concerns on their roadways.

Watch Nassau CTST’s 17th Year Anniversary Celebration Video: https://youtu.be/O8EsHLY3Zr4

Towns and cities in Nassau County include Fernandina Beach, Callahan, Yulee, Hilliard, and Amelia Island. This most northeastern county of Florida has a diverse roadway system traveling through coastal, rural and historic areas. We wish the Nassau County Traffic Safety Team a very “Happy Birthday.” We appreciate all of the past and present members for their dedication to promoting traffic safety throughout their communities.

Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) are locally based groups of highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems. This is done through a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary approach.

Multi-disciplinary means integrating efforts of the four “E” disciplines that work in highway safety. This includes Engineering, Education/public information, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services.  By combining these various disciplines, the CTSTs help to solve local traffic safety problems related to the driver, the vehicle and the roadway.

We celebrate the birthdays of all the teams of the Northeast FDOT, District Two’s CTSP. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more team anniversary/birthday celebration videos.

Nassau’s 18th Birthday video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-pzjMcHjB8

Read more about our Teams here.

Happy Birthday Columbia County Traffic Safety Team

The Columbia Community Traffic Safety Team has been on the road to safety for 23 years!

Happy Birthday Columbia County Traffic Safety Team. Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, and Suwannee Counties have been part of FDOT’s Community Traffic Safety Program since August 21, 1997. For over two decades, local law enforcement, emergency service providers, engineers, educators, and partners have been dedicated to preventing crashes throughout their communities.

Watch Columbia CTST’s 23rd Year Anniversary Celebration Video:


A heartfelt “Happy Birthday” and “Thank You” to everyone on this multi-county team, past and present. We thank them for their continued support and commitment to promoting traffic safety. Together we make a difference.

Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) are locally based groups of highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems. This is done through a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary approach.

Multi-disciplinary means integrating efforts of the four “E” disciplines that work in highway safety. This includes Engineering, Education/public information, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services.  By combining these various disciplines, the CTSTs help to solve local traffic safety problems related to the driver, the vehicle and the roadway.

We celebrate the birthdays of all the teams of the Northeast FDOT, District Two’s CTSP. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more team anniversary/birthday celebration videos.

Read more about our Teams here.

Happy Birthday St. Johns County CTST

Happy Birthday St. Johns County CTST. St. Johns County’s CTST was established on June 26, 1997. We’re celebrating their 23 years of working to keep roadways safe from the beaches to rural communities.

Happy Birthday St. Johns County CTST

Enjoy a walk down memory lane with St. Johns County CTST

Watch St. Johns County CTST’s 23rd Year Anniversary Celebration Video:

St. Johns County in Northeast Florida spans from the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, through historic Saint Augustine, past many new developments including Nocatee and World Golf Village areas, and ending in beautiful farmlands and rural communities. They are dedicated to improving traffic safety for residents and vacationers enjoying one of Florida’s best destinations.

Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) are locally based groups of highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems. This is done through a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary approach.

Multi-disciplinary means integrating efforts of the four “E” disciplines that work in highway safety. This includes Engineering, Education/public information, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services.  By combining these various disciplines, the CTSTs help to solve local traffic safety problems related to the driver, the vehicle and the roadway.

We celebrate the birthdays of all the teams of the Northeast FDOT, District Two’s CTSP. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more team anniversary/birthday celebration videos.

Read more about our Teams here.