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‘Driving Tips’ Category

Visual (taking your eyes off the road). Manual (taking your hands off the wheel). Cognitive (taking your mind off the task at hand). Any one of these factors, which specifically takes your attention away from driving, is a distraction. And distractions have consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nine people are […]

March 31, 2023


Categories: Distracted Driving, Driving Tips

The Reversible Express Lanes (REL), part of the Selmon Expressway, is a unique roadway designed to help ease congestion in the suburban-to-urban corridor in east Tampa. It is the first transportation project in Florida to only use all-electronic tolling and is a first of its kind as an elevated segmental bridge that is reversible and […]

March 15, 2022


Categories: Driving Tips

The holiday road trip season is upon us! If you are visiting your family or friends for the holidays, driving can be an efficient and memorable way to travel. Below are some tips for planning your next road trip. Give yourself plenty of time. Getting a good night’s sleep and feeling well-rested for a long […]

December 1, 2021


Categories: Driving Tips, THEA Tips

Between 2015 and 2018, more than 2,000 people died from wrong-way driving (WWD) accidents, AAA noted in a recent report. Though WWD crashes are less frequent than other types of accidents, they often involve more than one vehicle and lead to multiple fatalities or serious injuries.  To help decrease these types of accidents, the Florida […]

November 1, 2021


Categories: Driving Tips, THEA Cares

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 not handle the focus needed to simultaneously drive […]

January 17, 2021


Categories: Driving Tips, THEA Tips

Tampa Bay is a car-dependent region. And while great strides are being made to make our cities more pedestrian, bike, and public transit-friendly, most of us still get behind the wheel multiple times a day. With the new year approaching, there is no better time to commit to breaking some common bad driving habits. Let’s […]

January 3, 2019


Categories: Distracted Driving, Driving Tips, THEA Tips

Summer is here and while that brings plenty of sunshine to the “Sunshine State” it also brings sudden, intense rainstorms, tropical storms or depressions, and the possibility of hurricanes. Driving in heavy rain or wind conditions can increase the potential for a dangerous situation for you, your family, and others on the road. According to […]


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