The Dangers of Buzzed Driving

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 […]

Media Alert November 17, 2017 Contact Information: Susan Chrzan 813-272-6740 Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes Thanksgiving Holiday Hours The Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes (REL) will open eastbound from 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, and remain open heading eastbound until Monday, November 27, at 6 a.m. At that time, REL will resume normal operations. Motorists […]

Veteran’s Day 2017 Hours on the Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes Tampa, November 6, 2017 – For the Veteran’s holiday, on Friday, November 10, 2017 the Reversible Express Lanes (REL) on the Selmon Expressway will maintain normal operation at 6:00 AM, with all traffic moving in the west bound direction from Brandon to the downtown […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week Teenagers are particularly vulnerable drivers, due to their inexperience behind the wheel. In fact, teenagers account for more fatal automobile accidents than any other age group and are involved in four times more fatal accidents than adult drivers. Every year, more than 5,000 adolescents are killed in motor vehicle accidents, […]

October is National Pizza Month Pizza may be the best thing since sliced bread – probably because it’s covered in rich sauce, yummy toppings, and gooey melted cheese. In fact, Americans love pizza so much that they consume 350 slices per second (or 30,240,000 slices per day), 94% of Americans eat pizza at least once […]

Shop Gandy! Launch Shop Gandy! is a marketing campaign to promote and drive commerce to the businesses along the Gandy corridor before, during, and after the construction of the Selmon Extension. It is a partnership between the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Brandon […]

Danger Alert: (Part 2) At 104 degrees, the body’s vital organs and bodily functions are affected. Death occurs at 107 degrees. Children are particularly vulnerable to heat-related death because they are often either asleep in the backseat or unable to get out of a hot car on their own. And extreme heat affects children more […]

Danger Alert: Part 1 of 2 As we approach the hottest two months of the year, we want to remind you of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. Every year we hear a heartbreaking story about a child being accidentally left in a car and then dying of heat related injuries. While most […]

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