Once every seven seconds someone in the United States is injured in a car accident. Once every 15 seconds, someone dies. One out of every 102 deaths is caused by a motor vehicle crash.
These are just a few statistics the National Safety Council would like to see greatly reduced or gone altogether. As a result, the National Safety Council established June as National Safety Month. The aim is to increase awareness of the leading safety and health risks and ultimately decrease the number of unintentional injuries and deaths. The month focuses on four safety venues: workplace, traffic, home, and community.
The Florida Department of Transportation supports National Safety Month. The FDOT takes steps constantly to keep Florida’s roadways and highways as safe as possible for the motoring public. There are approximately 288 million miles traveled daily on state highways.
One way the FDOT is improving safety is with the Florida 511 Traveler Information System. This tool – which features a website, mobile app, toll-free phone line, Twitter and text messages – provides the most current information available to Florida travelers about road and travel conditions on major highways and interstates throughout the Sunshine State. Drivers who use Florida 511 may reduce driving time and stress, save money on fuel, and have a safer trip.