Photo/Story Gallery 2011
DHSMV Participates in Florida Road Safety Week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of people between the ages of five and 34. To bring attention to what motorists can do to make our roadways safer for everyone, the Florida Highway Patrol partnered with the Dori Slosberg Foundation and other safety advocates as part of Florida Road Safety Week on March 12 – 17.
The week kicked off with the Geico Road Safety Tour, a bicycle ride that started in Miami and continued nearly 600 miles up the state to Florida’s Capital City. Riders stopped to participate in eight press conferences and events along the way to draw attention to their key message – Survive the Drive. The Patrol was pleased to escort the riders and to participate in every event. One of FHP’s very own, Lt. Bruce Doras out of Troop E in Miami, participated in the bicycle tour.
Pictured top left: Members of the Florida Highway Patrol gather in front of Florida’s historic Capitol on March 17 for the “Florida Road Safety Week” news conference. The Florida Highway Patrol and other law enforcement partners escorted cyclists on their 500+ mile tour from Miami to Tallahassee. Top right: Cyclists finish the final leg of the Florida Road Safety Week bicycle tour as they peddle their way up to the State Capitol on March 17.