The U.S. Department of Transportation is Awarding Tampa $2.6 million to Make Roads Safer
Researchers from the University of South Florida are partnering with the City of Tampa to develop innovative solutions that will lead to safer travel conditions along busy roads within the city. The city will also work with the University of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research and contribute $650,000 to the project.
Tampa received the grant as it was considering a $2 billion plan to improve the city’s infrastructure. The initiative, called Tampa M.O.V.E. S, aims to increase safety for bikers and pedestrians.
Tips for Avoiding Accidents in Tampa
If you’re planning to drive in Tampa Bay, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. First and foremost, be prepared for traffic.
- Give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going, especially if you’re driving during peak traffic hours.
- Set GPS before leaving for your destination.
- Obey speed limits.
- Be mindful of the prevalence of left turns. If you’re not comfortable making left turns, consider using a GPS to find a different route that avoids them.
- Use turn signals!
- Don’t text and drive.
- Use Uber or Lyft if you’re going to be drinking while out.
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