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January

Deer Strike Awareness
February

Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
March

Designated Driver
April

Work Zone Awareness
May

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

June

Rail/Highway Safety

July

Click It or Ticket Awareness
August

Back to School Safety
Don't Text and Drive

September

Stop Red Light Running

October

Put the Brakes on Fatalities
National School Bus Safety
National Teen Driver Safety
November

Deer Strike Awareness

December

3D - Drunk and Drugged Driving
Prevention
Deer Strike Awareness




SAFETY OUTREACH PROGRAMS & CAMPAIGNS
   Bike Sign

 

Alabama Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (ASBPP)
The Alabama Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was developed to improve processes and practices for local and regional bicycle and pedestrian planning, improve bicycle and pedestrian planning and design on ALDOT-maintained roadways, and minimize impacts of ALDOT roadway projects on non-motorized transportation.
Visit: http://www.dot.state.al.us/moweb/doc/ALDOT_Bike_Ped.pdf



  Brakes on Fatalities

BRAKES ON FATALITIES – OCTOBER 10th
"Towards Zero Fatalities" is both a phrase and a goal that federal and state agencies and many organizations promote on October 10th of each year. We urge everyone to support and join in reducing deaths on our highways as we strive Towards Zero Deaths.
For more information, visit: www.brakesonfatalities.org

  
  Click It or Ticket

CLICK IT OR TICKET/HOLIDAY SAFETY
Throughout the year, the ALDOT supports law enforcement agencies throughout the state to highlight life saving safety tips, safety awareness and program information through radio and television, and movie trailer public service announcements. Spotlighted programs include Click It or Ticket, National 3-D Month and others. Visit www.nhtsa.gov ; www.adeca.alabama.gov. or http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/2013ciot/index.html

   ALDOT Seal

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP)
MAP-21 established a new funding category called the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). It essentially replaces the long standing Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program. Many of the past TE activities are still eligible under TAP. This program is application based for cities, towns, county commissions and metropolitan planning organizations. Funding ratio is 80/20.
Visit: http://www.dot.state.al.us/moweb/enhancement_section.htm for additional information.


   School Bus

 

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Nationally, an average of 30 school-aged children die in school bus-related crashes each year - nine as school bus occupants and 22 as pedestrians.(NHTSA) In Alabama, approximately 350,000 public school students ride school buses daily traveling more than 450,000 miles. Public awareness concerning this issue will help ensure school-aged children and motorists arrive at their destinations safely.
For more information, visit: http://www.alsde.edu/Home/General/TransportationVideos.aspx
or http://www.nhtsa.gov/School-Buses


  Red Light 

STOP RED LIGHT RUNNING (SRLR)
More than half of the deaths in red light running crashes involve other motorists and pedestrians, so there is no debate that red light runners are dangerous drivers who irresponsibly put others at risk. September is dedicated to raising awareness about this issue.
Visit: www.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/redlight/outreach


Save Teens

TEEN DRIVER SAFETY
Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among teens in the United States. In Alabama, ALDOT and other agencies are working to reduce the number of fatalities and crashes on our highways involving 16-19 year old drivers. The month of October is designated as National Teen Drivers Safety Month.
Visit: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Teen-Drivers or http://www.teendriversource.org/

   Mature Driver

MATURE/OLDER DRIVERS
Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving day are over. But it is important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) offer free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one’s driving. Visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Senior-Drivers  for more information.


  Distracted Driving

DISTRACTED DRIVING/RISKY DRIVING
Distracted Driving and Aggressive Driving have become serious problems on our roadways. Distracted Driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. Aggressive Driving occurs when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property. For additional information visit www.distraction.gov or http://www.nhtsa.gov/Aggressive


  Operation Lifesaver

RAIL/HIGHWAY SAFETY & OPERATION LIFESAVER
Alabama Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (AL OL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public safety program dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights-of-way. We have a wide variety of partners, including federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety and transportation organizations, and the nation’s railroads. AL OL was established in 1976 and is a member of the national organization, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. For additional information visit www.alol.org

 

   Just Drive

WORK ZONE AWARENESS (WZA)
National Work Zone Awareness (NWZA) is a crusade to reduce the number of work zone-related fatalities and injuries. This initiative is supported by the Alabama Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Alabama Struck By Alliance, American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other agencies. NWZA is observed in the month of April.
Visit: www.workzonesafety.org  http://www.safehomealabama.gov/DataAnalysis/WorkZones.aspx


   Motorcycle Safety

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
Motorcycles are more likely to be involved in a fatal crash with a fixed object than other vehicles. The University of Montevallo’s Motorcycle Safety Program provides training courses at sites throughout Alabama. This nationally recognized program goal is to provide quality motorcycle rider training for novice and experienced rider. Visit http://www.montevallo.edu/atsc/motorcycle for more information.


Walk Bike to School

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Walk to School Day gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to teach and promote safe walking practices, the healthy benefits of walking and identifying safety deficiencies. This event is celebrated worldwide. October is International Walk to School month. Visit http://www.iwalktoschool.org/