FDOT Safe Phone Zones

The Announcement.

On June 1, 2015, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Assistant Secretary alongside representatives from the Florida Highway Patrol and the Federal Highway Administration, unveiled a new statewide safety campaign to tackle the problem of distracted driving on Florida's roads. As part of a national effort to encourage drivers to pull into a safe location to use their phone for calling, texting and accessing mobile apps, Florida has designated 64 Rest Areas, Welcome Centers and Turnpike Service Plazas throughout the state as Safe Phone Zones, more than any other state.

Florida DOT Safe Phone Zones.

New highway signs in advance of each of the 64 Safe Phone Zone locations inform and remind motorists to pull over to use their mobile devices. Additional signage within the facilities also reminds motorists to take this opportunity to use their cell phones in a safe location. Motorists who use these Safe Phone Zone facilities are encouraged to share their experience on social media and to help spread the word of driving safely - without distractions - using #SafePhoneZone. Click here for a map of Safe Phone Zone locations.

Sponsorship Opportunity.

Florida Department of Transportation is seeking a private sector company partner in its efforts to curb the distracted driving epidemic on its highways. Private sector companies with a shared interest in providing safe locations for motorists to stop and use their mobile devices may contact Travelers Marketing to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, including recognition on 64 highway signs along Florida's highest trafficked highways and onsite promotions and signage at each sponsored Safe Phone Zone.

Florida Department of Transportation.

Statewide safety campaign:

64 locations are now Safe Phone Zones.

The State's Commitment.

“Motorist safety is our top priority and we are committed to reducing distracted driving on our roads. By calling our Rest Areas, Welcome Centers and Service Plazas ‘Safe Phone Zones,’ we are saying they are much more than just Rest Stops – they are Safe Stops.”

– FDOT Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations, Brian Blanchard