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June 7, 2018

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Tags: hot car deaths, safety tips

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Categories: THEA Tips

Each year, an average of 29 children die as a result of being left in a hot car. So far in 2018, seven children have died in America, proving that it doesn’t need to be super-hot outside for vehicles to become a dangerous oven. Aside from crashes, heatstroke is the second leading cause of death […]

May 25, 2018

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Tags: driving safety tips, night driving tips

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Categories: THEA Tips

Driving a car is easy enough, but the task becomes a bit more challenging than usual when you’re driving after sundown. With night driving, you have to deal with the reduced visibility and the added difficulty of judging distance and speed in the dark. Add that to the fact that driving at night usually means […]

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Are you thinking about getting a motorcycle? Then we recommend learning more about Florida’s approved motorcycle safety courses, by visiting the Florida Rider Training Program. It doesn’t matter if you are driving a car, motorcycle or moped, we all have the same rights and duties. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s […]

May 1, 2018

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Tags: save money, sunpass

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Categories: THEA Tips

SunPass customers save 25 cents at each toll location, paying less than Toll-by-Plate customers. Toll-by-Plate customers also pay a $2.50 administration fee on each invoice.   Depending on how often you use a toll road, the savings can be significant by the end of the year. A SunPass transponder can be purchased at almost 5,000 locations […]

Did you know in Florida that a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle? Bicyclists have all of the privileges, rights, and responsibilities on public roads 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 to avoid obstacles or […]

Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage that excites most American teenagers. Driving brings freedom and independence, but can be a nerve-wracking experience for parents and rightfully so because driving a vehicle is an awesome responsibility. To help parents and teen drivers create a basis of trust, we recommend families sign a parent-teen […]

April 2, 2018

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Categories: Distracted Driving, THEA Tips, Work Zone Safety

Tampa is booming. There as so many exciting projects underway that will change our city’s landscape and improve the quality of life for both residents and tourists. However, with construction comes change, and a big part of that means changes in traffic patterns which create work zones. A work zone is an area of roadway […]

March 5, 2018

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Tags: Pedestrian Safety, Walkability

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Categories: THEA Tips

Walking is good for your health and better for the environment. Cities around the world are striving to be more walkable communities Every day, nationwide, 430 pedestrians will be treated in an emergency room for injuries (that’s seven pedestrians every minute) and every 2 hours, a pedestrian will die from injuries sustained in a crash. […]

With average temperatures in the upper 70’s in March, Tampa is practically begging you to get outside. Explore the city by bike using the Selmon Greenway, a 1.7-mile multi-use trail that runs under the Selmon Expressway in downtown and connects to the Tampa Riverwalk, Bayshore BoulevardLinear Park Trail, and McKay Bay Trail. Landscaped along the […]

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 […]