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It's Not a Bus Stop, It's a Must Stop (PDF) [453KB]
STOP RED LIGHT RUNNING CAMPAIGN
For this campaign the Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) members concentrate on creating public awareness of the dangers of red light violations by incorporating public information and education with aggressive law enforcement. This campaign includes public service announcements provided by television, radio, and print media, as well as, banners, billboards, and bus benches.
There are lots of good reasons for stopping at a red light. It's the law. It's safe. It allows traffic to flow well. But if those good reasons aren't enough, here are some new ones - traffic tickets, fines, possible increases on your car insurance. Law enforcement officials are concerned about red light running, so more police officers will be writing tickets from now on. Please remember, the light is red for a reason. So Stop. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The following statements have been found to be true:
- There is no evidence that the sign "Children At Play" slows down traffic or makes drivers more aware of children
- The sign is not recognized as an official sign by the state or national standards
- The sign can promote a false sense of security to both children and parents
- Every neighborhood in Seminole County has children, so an absence of the sign would incorrectly imply that children do not live in the area.
Because of these reasons, Seminole County is promoting the KidZone concept aimed at increasing child safety in our neighborhoods. KidZone is patterned after the Neighborhood Watch program. The idea behind KidZone is to educate children and parents alike on child safety programs as it relates to Traffic Safety, Fire Safety, Stranger/Danger, Bicycle Safety, 911 or Pedestrian Safety.
Neighborhoods meeting the designated criteria can achieve KidZone status by holding a meeting that is attended by at least 10 children accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Safety personnel from Seminole County's Sheriff's Office or the Traffic Engineering Department will conduct the meeting.
Neighborhoods that hold a meeting at least once a year are entitled to have KidZone signs posted at the entrance to their communities. The signs are intended to remind drivers that child safety is important to this neighborhood and that the residents have taken steps to insure the safety of their children.
In order to maintain KidZone status, the neighborhood must renew the program on a yearly basis. Failure to do so will result in removal of the sign(s).
It is important to remember that signs do not provide any type of physical protection for children. There is no substitute for proper supervision and education. It is up to ALL of us to protect our most valuable resource: OUR CHILDREN.
The following qualifying criteria for the program:
1.) Residential street (meaning not a collector or higher classification).
2.) Closed sub-division (meaning no opportunities for cut-through by non-resident traffic).
3.) Average Daily Traffic (ADT) less than a 1000 vpd.
4.) No geometric restrictions (vertical and horizontal curvatures restricting sight)
For More Information:
Sheriff's Office KidZone Programs (PDF) [63KB]
KidZone Application (PDF) [21KB]
FLORIDA'S CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS
FLORIDA STATUTE 316.613 Child Restraint Requirements.—
- All children under the age of 18 must be buckled up while riding in any car, pick up truck, or van on Florida's roads, no matter where they are sitting in the vehicle.
- Children through age 3 must be properly secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat.
- Children aged 4 through 5 years, must be properly secured by either a federally approved child-restraint seat or a safety belt.
- Drivers are responsible for buckling up the child.
- The cost to a violator will be a minimum of $60.00 plus $10.00 court costs.
(1)(a) Every operator of a motor vehicle as defined herein, while transporting a child in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, or highways of this state, shall, if the child is 5 years of age or younger, provide for protection of the child by properly using a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device. For children aged through 3 years, such restraint device must be a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer’s integrated child seat. For children aged 4 through 5 years, a separate carrier, an integrated child seat, or a seat belt may be used.