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August 1, 2017

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Categories: THEA Tips

Why it’s important to keep your dog park clean Pets can be expensive when they need veterinary care or over the counter medicines. One of the most efficient ways to prevent unnecessary illnesses is to keep your dog park clean and litter-free. Many pet illnesses and injuries arise when dog parks aren’t maintained properly. To […]

July 20, 2017

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Tags: Dog safety

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Categories: THEA Tips

Safety Tips for the Dog Days of Summer When we built the Deputy Kotflia Dog Park in downtown Tampa, we wanted to make sure dogs, and their owners could get relief from the intense Florida sun. Built under the shade of the Selmon Expressway and with water stations for dogs to hydrate, this dog park […]

July 20, 2017

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Tags: hurricane preparation, hurricane preperation tips

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Categories: THEA Tips

It’s Time For Hurricane Preparation Living in Florida with our tropical summer weather and warm ocean temperatures means that being organized and ready for a hurricane is a must. We have seen how quickly flooding in some of our low-lying or waterfront areas can occur from an average summer storm so it is easy to […]

June 26, 2017

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Tags: Slow Down, Slow Movement

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Categories: THEA Tips

Slow Down – How moving slower can make you happier It has been said, that speed is the disease of our time. When we move at a hurried pace, we might get a lot done, but many times it not done as well as it could be with more focus. “The Slow Movement” is about […]

June 10, 2017

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Categories: THEA Tips

Clean Your Car for a Safer Ride Have you ever heard the advice that people are happier and more productive when their desks are clean and neat? Just like how we find peace through an organized workspace, the same wisdom applies when our cars are neat and free of clutter. It is easy to accumulate […]

June 1, 2017

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Categories: THEA Tips

June is National Safety Month The month of June is designated as National Safety Month. It is a time to focus on reducing injury and death at work, whether you are on the road or at your home. The National Safety Council says that injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all […]

May 8, 2017

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Categories: THEA Tips

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) is a campaign led by the National Organizations for Youth Safety. GYTSM was formed in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support the United Nations 2007 Global Road Safety Week. The goal of this month-long campaign is to raise awareness about youth traffic safety issues […]

May 8, 2017

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Categories: THEA Tips

We are living in an age of distracted driving. How many times do you pass someone on the road and see them looking at, holding or talking on their cell phone? So do everyone a favor and put your phone down, be a courteous driver and watch out for bicyclists and motorcyclists. #SharetheRoad, after all, […]

May 8, 2017

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Tags: bicycle safety, bike safety month

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Categories: THEA Tips

Did you know in Florida that a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle? So, bicyclists have all of the privileges, rights, and responsibilities on public roads (except for expressways) as a driver of any other motor vehicle. To maintain their safety, bicyclists may ride out of the bike lane and into the travel lane […]

April 20, 2017

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Categories: THEA News

April 22nd is Earth Day! While automobile driving obviously has an impact on the environmental impact, one of the ways THEA is committed reducing carbon emissions and thus reduces air pollution. By leading Florida by installing all electronic tolling and increasing green spaces, like the Selmon Greenway, THEA makes our impact on the planet a […]