Tailgating: A Pain in the Rear!
Rear-end collisions account for 29% of all traffic crashes nationwide, but more than 45% here in Central Florida. The economic impact of these crashes is significant, as is the risk of injury and increased traffic delays. Our partners at the Winter Park Police Department designed and implemented the "Stop Tailgating Before It Stops You" campaign. Based on their local success, FDOT wanted to replicate their efforts on a larger scale and is now using this great logo and tag line on a district-wide level. Through our Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs), we are working to discourage behaviors that result in rear end collisions. These include distracted driving and following too closely. To learn more about rear-end collision trends and this campaign, click on the image.