Presentation on theme: "Strategic Highway Safety Plan Focus Area #5-Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Florida Traffic Ed Program."— Presentation transcript:
Strategic Highway Safety Plan Focus Area #5-Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Florida Traffic Ed Program
Florida DOT Strategic Highway Safety Plan Focus Area # 5 Strategy # 3: Implement a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety education component in at least 3 elementary and/or middle schools per year in each district.
Fatalities and reported injuries among children 5-14 years old, 1997-2001 State of Florida
State Level Support & Money Commitment FDOT- Florida Traffic Ed Program/mini-grants FDOT/ 402/163 grants FDOT/CTST Support for projects Bike Florida/FBA “Share the Road” mini-grants FDOH, local injury prevention programs SAFE KID Coalition, local chapters
National Organizations with Similar Missions Healthy People 2010- Reduce deaths caused by unintentional injuries, (especially pedestrian and bicycle related) National SAFE KIDS Campaign Active Living By Design Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Traffic Ed Program’s Goal Reduce injuries to children from bicycle and pedestrian crashes by training them with the knowledge and skills needed to be competent and safe in traffic.
Curriculum Programs Elementary Teacher Training Middle School Training Bike’N Ped Driver Ed Community Workshops
Elementary Bicycle Safety Training Focuses on development of on-bike and pedestrian skills, students in K-5, appropriate for physical education classes 10-hour Teacher Workshop is taught in a day and a half
Middle School Training 10-hour workshop for teachers and youth leaders of students in grades 6-8 Curriculum focuses on “Street wise” on-bike skills Personal Health Bike maintenance Community Transportation
Bike’N Ped Driver Ed Teacher and student- friendly materials for driver education classes Focus on responsibilities of motorists to obey the laws Etiquette of sharing the road safely with bicyclists and pedestrians
Community Workshops Emphasizes traffic and bicycle safety skills and rules of the road 8-hour one day workshop for community leaders Teaches how to implement a successful bicycle rodeo
Traffic, Bicycle, Pedestrian & Pre Driver Ed Safety Project in Duval County Schools The Traffic, Bicycle, Pedestrian & Pre Driver Ed Safety Project in Duval County Schools
Duval County Example Duval has been able to demonstrate a direct correlation between bicycle helmet education/use and bicycle injuries to children.
1996-1999 Duval Co Comparison & Correlation of Bicycle Helmet Usage Rates & Bicycle Injuries Involving a Motor- Vehicle, Fatal & Nonfatal for ages 0-12 Duval County Bicycle Helmet Usage Rate 1996-1999 Duval County Bicycle Injury Rate Involving Motor Vehicle, Fatal & Nonfatal (Per 100,000 Pop.) 1996-1999 Table 1 Shows a 392.8% Increase in Bicycle Helmet Usage Rate Table 2 Shows a 34% Decrease in Bicycle Injuries Involving Motor-Vehicle, Fatal & Nonfatal Sources: DCHD/TIPPO Annual Observational Survey Studies, U.S. Census Bureau & FL Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) Crash Data Reporting Agency: DCHD / TIPPO % IMPACT & OUTCOME EVALUATION
Local Issues Childhood Injuries (add your local statistics below) (To Bicycle/Pedestrian) In____________County 2002 (or most recent information available)
Existing Programs (add information here, if there are programs in your area)
Target Populations and locations (add local needs based on crash map locations if available)
Next Steps: 1. Form a coalition or team to focus on issues of child injury prevention and control 2. Plot crash locations relative to schools and neighborhoods 3. Target 3 schools to begin implementation of traffic ed program 4. Gain support and commitment from School Board & Principals to implement Traffic Ed Program 5. Apply for a 402 grant if needed, see forms www.dot.state.fl.us/highwaysafetygrantprogram /hsgp/hsgpsample.htm www.dot.state.fl.us/highwaysafetygrantprogram
Together we can save lives! Request Training assistance from Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program Dr. Dan Connaughton, Program Director & Jamie Humphrey, Assistant Program Director http://www.safety.hhp.ufl.edu http://www.safety.hhp.ufl.edu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@hhp.ufl.edu Phone: (352) 392-4042 Ext. 1370 Fax: (352) 392-7588