Northeast Florida Community Traffic Safety Program provides a variety of resources for our Traffic Safety Team members, partners, and local communities. These resources are used to identify traffic safety concerns, help solve issues, as well as educate traffic safety topics.
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Traffic Safety Resources and Information
FDOT District Two Community Traffic Safety Teams are ground zero for Target Zero in Florida. Our County Data Resources page has in-depth crash facts based on the Strategic Highway Safety Plan emphasis areas. The data covers districtwide numbers and data sheets for each of the 18 counties. The Team Materials page has links to local, state, and national reports, materials, presentations, and newsletters.
Click here to go to the North Florida Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) resources online. The RTMC is the hub for FDOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) Program in District Two. The RTMC operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, to provide Traffic Management, Incident Management, and Traveler Information Services.
Learn more about the origin of the Community Traffic Safety Program in America:
In 1994, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced “Corridor/Community Traffic Safety Programs” (CTSP). A program administered by an established unit in the community sustained over time that has public and private input and participation in an action plan to solve one or more of the community’s traffic safety problems. The CTSP’s strengths include a multi-disciplinary approach with community input. This program is the result of NHTSA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joining their formerly separate approaches. Click here for the original student manual outlining the program.
History of Florida’s Community Traffic Safety Program and Teams:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has supported Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) since 1994. 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 and occasionally federal agencies, as well as private industry representatives and local citizens. The community boundaries are up to the individuals comprising the team, and can be a city, an entire county, a portion of a county, multiple counties, or any other jurisdictional arrangement.
Multi-jurisdictional means several agencies (cities, county and state) plus other groups and
organizations working together toward a common goal of improving traffic safety in their community. Multi-disciplinary means integrating the efforts of the 4 “E” disciplines that work in highway safety, including Engineering, Enforcement, Education / public information, and Emergency services. By working together with interested citizens and other traffic safety advocates within their communities, the CTSTs help to solve local traffic safety problems related to the driver, the vehicle and the roadway. A common goal of each CTST is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes within their community.
Our Alachua Traffic Safety Team was the first in the state. Click here to learn more about Florida’s CTSTs and the best practices for the program.