The Drowsy Driving Problem

The Drowsy Driving Problem By Joe Waggoner, CEO, THEA At the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), we are in the business of driving. We build and operate roadways that make commuting easier and more enjoyable. But, we care more about the people using those roads than anything else. Nearly three-quarters of Americans drive a car […]

Slow Down! How moving slower can make you happier It has been said before, 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 is not done as well as it could be with more focus. The slow movement is […]

Mindful Start to the Day How you start the day matters. It sets the course for your whole day including how you feel and how you treat other people. Not only does it matter to you, who might feel the impact of a stressful morning all day long, but it also matters to others. If […]

Apps to Use to Stay off Your Phone THEA wants everyone who drives on the Selmon Expressway to take our 30-day challenge and put their cell phones down while driving. It is a dangerous habit, and many of you have already felt that drivers seem “spacier” than they used to be. Your mind literally can […]

Glamping Activities Your wanderlust got the best of you and you’ve found the perfect location to unplug, unwind, and escape the stresses of city life. But because this is 2017, you don’t necessarily want to “rough it” too much. Enter glamping, or glamorous camping, where you can explore the natural beauty without having to commit […]

Glamping Getaways We’re approaching the busiest time of the year full of shopping, work deadlines, visiting family members, and holiday parties. Just the thought of all the plans and preparations is enough to stress people out. Do you find yourself daydreaming about a weekend getaway to escape, unplug, and reconnect? Want to immerse yourself in […]

The Dangers of Buzzed Driving Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving and can agree that you shouldn’t drive while intoxicated, yet millions of people across America believe that if you’ve had a few drinks but your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is under the legal limit of .08, you are OK to drive. This is […]

Why are Speed Limits Important On one stretch of highway, the speed limit is 75 miles per hour (mph). In your local neighborhood, it is 25 mph. In the bordering state, it is 65 mph. Ever wonder why there are varying speed limits and why obeying the speed limit is even important? Speed limits are […]

Make Your Thanksgiving Family “Staycation” Feel Like a True Vacation With kids being off of school for a full week in Hillsborough County the week of Thanksgiving, you might be having a staycation. Here are our tips to make your staycation with your family feel like a bit of a vacation: Sleep In This goes […]

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