Through the support of individuals and groups across the state, the Safe Mobility for Life Community Partner Agreement is a grassroots effort aimed to expand access to resources that benefit aging road users. The mission of the Community Partner Agreement is to:
- Build mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and community groups.
- Connect partners with the tools available to educate their communities about the three keys to achieve safe mobility for life.
- Engage and educate older adults at a local level through workshops and events.
Community Partners will work alongside the Coalition to improve the safety, access, and mobility of Florida's aging population through outreach and advocacy. Community Partners can support the Coalition through the following roles:
- Support Coalition members at local events and workshops, acting as a liaison between the community and the Coalition representative.
- Contact local groups and organizations to schedule workshops.
- Distribute materials through current roles/affiliations (e.g., AARP Driver Safety Courses, MPO/TPO events, etc.).
Eliminating roadway fatalities is the highest priority of FDOT and our traffic safety partners. That is why we set the goal of zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero holds that traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and focuses attention on how to improve the transportation system including the built environment, policies, and technologies that influence behavior. If we are going to get to zero, we need collaboration at all levels.
It is easier than ever to become a Community Partner so that you can start sharing Safe Mobility for Life resources in your community.
Step 1: Complete the Community Partner Agreement.
Step 2: Watch our Community Partner Training Video.
Step 3: Review the Community Partner Handbook.
Step 4: Submit an online order request through the Resource Center.
The Safe Mobility for Life Community Partner Training video was developed to help you better understand your role as a Community Partner. In this 12-minute training, you will also learn our approach to education, available resources and how to access them, and ways you can provide support.
- Community Partner Agreement
- Community Partner Training Video
- Community Partner Handbook
- Booth Request Form
- Speaker Request Forms
Request a virtual Keys to Achieve Safe Mobility for Life Workshop
Q: What is the level of time commitment that is required to be a Community Partner?
A: The amount of time spent participating in events or activities depends on your own availability. There is no formal time commitment.
Q: Who should I be distributing materials to?
A: Safe Mobility for Life materials have been written and designed with Florida’s aging road users in mind. We define aging road users as anyone who are 50 years of age or older that are:
- Transit Riders
- Operators of non-motorized vehicles
Q: If I run out of materials while at an event, can attendees order their own?
A: Yes! Our materials are always available at SafeMobilityFL.com/ResourceCenter.htm. Anyone can order up to 25 items for themselves, family, and friends.
Q: Can I distribute materials as part of another event within my community?
A: Absolutely. If you are already part of another organization, business or community group that is participating in an event, you are welcome to share Safe Mobility for Life materials as well.
Q: I requested more materials than needed and now I have some leftover. What do I do with them?
A: Leftover materials can be rolled over to a new event. Unused materials can also be mailed back to the Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center if you do not wish to keep them.
If you have any other questions not answered here, please email them to the Safe Mobility for Life team at Contact@SafeMobilityFL.com.