Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety Founded by concerned citizens in 1953, the Florida Safety Council a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization was established to make the roads safer.
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The first office was located at 37 E. Pine Street in Orlando. At the time, named the Orange County Citizens Safe Today, the Council exists to promote safety in every phase of life - in the home, on the road, in schools, businesses, and industrial facilities. We represent people and businesses working together to prevent injuries and fatalities as well as the costs associated with them. Our funding comes from our safety training services and programs, membership dues, safety product sales, and contributions. The Florida Safety Council also holds an annual Golf Classic. The proceeds allow free safety training for those in need and support community safety programs.

The first office was located at 37 E. Pine Street in Orlando. At the time, named the Orange County Citizens Safe Today, the Council exists to promote safety in every phase of life - in the home, on the road, in schools, businesses, and industrial facilities. We represent people and businesses working together to prevent injuries and fatalities as well as the costs associated with them. Our funding comes from our safety training services and programs, membership dues, safety product sales, and contributions. The Florida Safety Council also holds an annual Golf Classic. The proceeds allow free safety training for those in need and support community safety programs.

Mission: Our mission is to reduce preventable injuries and save lives through highly effective safety and health training, professional testing and monitoring. We promote safety in every phase of life: in the home, on the road, in schools, businesses, industrial facilities and government. The United Safety Council represents people and businesses working together to prevent mishaps, injuries and fatalities and the costs associated with them.

Operating as usual

Meet Mildred, one of our new driver's education instructors! Q: How long have you been with the United Safety Council?A:...
09/02/2020

Meet Mildred, one of our new driver's education instructors!

Q: How long have you been with the United Safety Council?
A: 3 months

Q: Outside of your professional life, what or who do you find inspiring?
A: At this moment, I wake up with a smile and a sense of gratitude for my life, having humor and encouraging others to know tomorrow will be better.

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Bora Bora

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: I have to many...🤦‍♀️😉🤭

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 in the United States.SOURCE: CDCHavin...
09/01/2020
Being Involved In Teens' Driving Instructions Lowers Crash Risk

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 in the United States.
SOURCE: CDC

Having regular conversations about safety, practicing driving together, and leading by example go a long way in ensuring your teen makes smart decisions when they get behind the wheel.

https://www.moms.com/parents-lower-teen-driving-crash-risk/

Parental involvement is best way to mitigate driving dangers while ensuring that teens learn this essential life skill.

It’s back-to-school season in Florida! Be aware of children that may be entering or exiting a school bus. Drive carefull...
09/01/2020

It’s back-to-school season in Florida! Be aware of children that may be entering or exiting a school bus. Drive carefully and ensure you’re properly yielding for a stopped school bus displaying a “STOP” signal. Florida law also mandates that you be “hands-free” from cell phone usage when traveling through a school zone.
#BackToSchool #DriveSafe #ChildSafetyFL #BusSafety

Meet Driving Instructor Ernest Arico, who's been with us for 7 years! Q: Outside of your professional life, what or who ...
08/31/2020

Meet Driving Instructor Ernest Arico, who's been with us for 7 years!

Q: Outside of your professional life, what or who do you find inspiring?
A: I love to read, especially biographies

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: New York City

Q: Why should students take a driving course with the United Safety Council?
A: The United Safety Council has been around since 1953. That's a long time. I find it amazing that some of the driving lessons that I give are to the children whose parents and grandparents also took lessons with us. That tells you a lot about the history, tradition, and excellent services we provide.

https://www.floridasafetycouncil.org/Category/behind-the-wheel-training-courses

Our Driver's Ed Instructors make the difference! Meet Kevin Fishel, one of our Melbourne Driving Instructors.Q: How long...
08/24/2020

Our Driver's Ed Instructors make the difference! Meet Kevin Fishel, one of our Melbourne Driving Instructors.

Q: How long have you been with the USC?
A: 6.5 years

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: The Grand Canyon

Q. What is your favorite movie?
A: Contact

Q: Why should students take a driving course with the United Safety Council?
A: It’s one of the best investments you can make for yourself or for your child’s safety.

https://www.floridasafetycouncil.org/Category/behind-the-wheel-training-courses

Attention Central Floridians! Orange County Fire Rescue Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checkpoints 👼👇https://newsroom.ocfl....
08/24/2020
Safely Seated: Orange County Fire Rescue Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checkpoints

Attention Central Floridians! Orange County Fire Rescue Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checkpoints 👼👇

https://newsroom.ocfl.net/2020/08/safely-seated-orange-county-fire-rescue-offers-free-car-seat-safety-checkpoints/?fbclid=IwAR0Ry1EclwXLxQpDxGfZeQpbCFuPIkygpUFei4PHI_FGxfprc9llxN9uSeo

It’s a proven fact car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats reduce the chances for death by as much as 70% when properly used. In an effort to make sure parents and caregivers select and install s...

🚌 School Bus Safety Tips 🚌- All drivers moving in either direction on a two-way street must stop for a school bus displa...
08/18/2020

🚌 School Bus Safety Tips 🚌

- All drivers moving in either direction on a two-way street must stop for a school bus displaying a stop signal, and must remain stopped until the road is clear of children AND the school bus stop arm is withdrawn. (see diagram, TWO-LANE)

- On a highway divided by a paved median, all drivers moving in either direction must stop for a school bus displaying a stop signal, and must remain stopped until the road is clear of children AND the school bus stop arm is withdrawn. (see diagram, MULTI-LANE)

- The only time traffic approaching an oncoming school bus does not need to stop, is if there is a raised barrier such as a concrete divider or at least five feet of unpaved space separating the lanes of traffic. (see diagram, DIVIDED HIGHWAY)

- On a highway divided by a raised barrier or an unpaved median at least 5 feet wide, drivers moving in the opposite direction do not have to stop for the bus (painted lines or pavement markings are not considered barriers). However, these motorists should slow down and watch for students loading or unloading from the bus. (see diagram, DIVIDED HIGHWAY)

For more info visit: flhsmv.gov/safety-center/child-safety/school-bus-safety/

August is Child Safety Awareness Month! As of January 1, 2021, the penalties for failure to stop for a school bus double...
08/04/2020

August is Child Safety Awareness Month!

As of January 1, 2021, the penalties for failure to stop for a school bus double. The penalty for failure to stop for a school bus goes from a minimum $100 to $200 and if a second offense is committed in 5 years, the person’s license will be suspended for up to 1 year.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor driver license offices in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Volusia counties h...
07/23/2020

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor driver license offices in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Volusia counties have modified the appointment process due to COVID-19.

Go to https://www.flhsmv.gov/covid-19 to learn more about the appointment process and to find a link to the Ventus appointment page.

When the warning label says, “do not operate heavy machinery”, that also includes your car. There’s more than one way to...
07/22/2020

When the warning label says, “do not operate heavy machinery”, that also includes your car. There’s more than one way to be under the influence. For more information visit NHTSA.gov/Medicines.

Your children are watching you!
07/20/2020

Your children are watching you!

07/13/2020
OSHA: Young Workers’ Rights

Keeping teen workers safe is everyone’s job!

All workers, including teens, have the right to a safe workplace! Questions? Call 1-800-321-OSHA – your information is confidential.

https://youtu.be/bDprrB1xC1I

#KeepTeenWorkersSafe

You have rights on the job, and your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. OSHA wants you to have a safe and rewarding work experience...

If you observe aggressive driving:• Don’t engage with the driver, which can result in road rage.• Dial *FHP (*347) or 91...
07/13/2020

If you observe aggressive driving:

• Don’t engage with the driver, which can result in road rage.
• Dial *FHP (*347) or 911.
• If possible, get the license plate and/or a brief description of the vehicle.

There is nothing wrong with safely pulling over and allowing distance between you and an aggressive driver. Think safety first. #TravelSafeFL

https://www.flhsmv.gov/s…/driving-safety/safe-summer-travel/

06/25/2020
Keep Kids Safe - Look Before You Lock

In 2019, 52 children died of heatstroke because they were left or became trapped in a hot car.

KNOW THE FACTS:
🔥 A child's body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult's. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, that child's temperature can rise quickly — and they could die within minutes.
🔥 Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees.
🔥 A core body temperature of about 107 degrees is lethal.

KNOW HOW TO PREVENT:
👉🏼 Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended — even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running, and the air conditioning is on.
👉🏼 Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle — front and back — before locking the door and walking away. Train yourself to Park, Look, Lock, or always ask yourself "Where's Baby?".
👉🏼 Ask your childcare provider to call if your child doesn’t show up for care as expected.
👉🏼 Place a personal item like a purse or briefcase in the back seat, as another reminder to look before you lock.
👉🏼 Write a note or place a stuffed animal in the passenger's seat to remind you that a child is in the back seat.

EVERYONE:
🚨 If you see a child alone in a locked car, get them out immediately, and call 911. A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.
🚨 Always lock your car doors and trunk, year-round, so children can’t get into unattended vehicles.
🚨 Store car keys out of a child's reach and teach children that a vehicle is not a play area.

#HeatstrokeKills #CheckforBaby #safehabits #protectchildren #safetyeducation #parenting

Source: NHTSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=639NwftNHAk&feature=emb_logo

In 2019, 52 children died in hot cars. Help prevent a tragedy. Always #LookBeforeYouLock. #HeatstrokeKills #WheresBaby

☀️ It's a beautiful day in Orlando for a Road Test ☀️ Congratulations Jose, for passing your road test! We are glad you ...
06/17/2020

☀️ It's a beautiful day in Orlando for a Road Test ☀️

Congratulations Jose, for passing your road test! We are glad you came. If you are looking for a place to take the road test, check us out and make an appointment!

Scheduling 👇🏽
https://bit.ly/3fzhIWq

#driving #car #cars #drive #driver #drivingtest #drivingschool #drivinglessons #travel #roadtrip #racing #love #learntodrive #drivinginstructor #drivesafe #drivers #instagood #drivinglicense #safety #safedriving

🏫 School is out, safety is in 👇Here are some tips on teaching our kids (and adults) to walk safely:1. Teach kids at an e...
06/05/2020

🏫 School is out, safety is in 👇

Here are some tips on teaching our kids (and adults) to walk safely:

1. Teach kids at an early age to look 👀left, right, and left again before crossing the street. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across.

2. Teach kids to put phones, headphones 🎧, and devices down when crossing the street. It is particularly important to reinforce this message with teenagers.

3. It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, 🚦using traffic signals and crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

4. Children under 10 need to cross the street with an adult. 👨🏾‍👩🏾‍👧🏾Every child is different, but developmentally, most kids are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until age 10.

5. Be a good role model. Set a good example by putting your phone, headphones, and devices down when walking around cars.

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide
https://www.safekids.org/tip/pedestrian-safety-tips

Facial coverings or masks, our instructors are prepared and ready for you. We request you bring your own facial covering...
06/03/2020

Facial coverings or masks, our instructors are prepared and ready for you. We request you bring your own facial covering to your appointment.

https://bit.ly/2LKSZRO

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo
06/02/2020

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo

We are ready and safe! Our awesome driving instructors finished up their first week of Road Testing after being closed.R...
05/22/2020

We are ready and safe! Our awesome driving instructors finished up their first week of Road Testing after being closed.

Road testing is available by online appointment only in our Orlando & Melbourne offices: https://bit.ly/2LKSZRO

"Banned from the beaches and locked out of the gyms, more people are staying healthy with a memory from childhood: a bic...
05/20/2020

"Banned from the beaches and locked out of the gyms, more people are staying healthy with a memory from childhood: a bicycle."

Tips for Drivers:
- Drivers must give bicyclists a minimum of three feet of clearance when driving alongside or passing them. It’s the law.
- When turning, yield to any bicyclist in the bike lane and make your turn behind the cyclist.
- Avoid using high beam headlights when you see a bicyclist approaching.
- Before opening a car door, check for bicyclists who may be approaching from behind.

For more information on Sharing the Road, visit: https://www.flhsmv.gov/safet…/driving-safety/share-the-road/

We realize that many of you have been struggling with finding a place to complete the Road test during this time. You ca...
05/19/2020

We realize that many of you have been struggling with finding a place to complete the Road test during this time. You can feel good knowing that we have taken every precaution to practice the highest safety standards when we reopen our Road Testing services.

Schedule your appointment today: https://bit.ly/2LKSZRO

Good news! Starting Wednesday, May 20, we will be offering the Road Test by online appointment only at our Orlando and M...
05/19/2020

Good news! Starting Wednesday, May 20, we will be offering the Road Test by online appointment only at our Orlando and Melbourne offices.

Click here to schedule: https://bit.ly/2LKSZRO

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo
05/15/2020

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo

We realize you are anxious for us to reopen, and we miss you too! Stay tuned for the latest update on our reopen date. H...
05/08/2020

We realize you are anxious for us to reopen, and we miss you too! Stay tuned for the latest update on our reopen date. Have a safe weekend!

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo
04/22/2020

Florida Safety Council-Driver Education and Traffic Safety's cover photo

04/22/2020
For the safety and well-being of our customers and staff. Stay well, everyone.
03/23/2020

For the safety and well-being of our customers and staff. Stay well, everyone.

03/19/2020
03/17/2020
The United Safety Council is committed to sharing relevant resources to help keep our members, our instructors and the p...
03/17/2020

The United Safety Council is committed to sharing relevant resources to help keep our members, our instructors and the public informed about this rapidly developing situation.

From the Florida Health Department:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/…/COVI…/need-to-know/index.html

From CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

From the World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergen…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

From OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

COVID-19 Live Tracker:
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html…

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
03/16/2020

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

EMERGENCY ORDER: At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, all Florida driver licenses, commercial driver licenses, and ID cards expiring in the next 30 days will be extended an additional 30 days past the expiration date. Learn more here: flhsmv.gov/covid-19/

Florida Department of Transportation
03/16/2020

Florida Department of Transportation

While traveling, help prevent the spread of #COVID19 at #Florida Rest Stops, Welcome Centers and Service Plazas. Frequently wash your hands, cover your cough and sneezes, and please stay home if you're sick. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has up-to-date information at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/.

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1505 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL
32803

General information

Our mission is to reduce preventable injuries and save lives through highly effective safety and health training, professional testing and monitoring. We promote safety in every phase of life: in the home, on the road, in schools, businesses, industrial facilities and government. The United Safety Council represents people and businesses working together to prevent mishaps, injuries and fatalities and the costs associated with them.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(407) 896-1894

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In 1953, the Florida Safety Council (FSC) began promoting safety throughout Central Florida. Since that time, over three million individuals have received safety and health education enabling them to enhance the quality of life in the home, workplace, schools, and on our roadways. Today, FSC training centers are expanding beyond Central Florida by providing curriculums for sub-agencies located throughout the state. In addition, thanks to advanced technology, FSC has over 50 traffic and occupational safety related courses available on the Internet for those seeking a safer environment throughout the world. We now have students completing safety training courses from all over the U.S. and from places as far away as South America, Europe, and Asia through our parent organization The United Safety Council.

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