DRVN 850 Educates Motorists on New Road Rules

DRVN 850
Posted at 6:11 PM, Sep 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-09 18:11:00-04

The City of Tallahassee launched a new campaign Tuesday morning to teach drivers in the area about some recent traffic changes. The campaign, called "DRVN 850," gives drivers step-by-step instructions for using back-in angle parking spaces, roundabouts, mid-block pedestrian crossing signals, and biking boxes.

As a part of the campaign, the city has also released a series of 30 second videos featuring a driving instructor, who teaches students how to navigate the new traffic amenities. These videos can be seen on WCOT, the City's public access channel and will be shared across the city's social media accounts. 

Citizens can also test their driving skills through a variety of quizzes on the campaign's website. Visitors to the site have the option to enter into a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses, including Madison Social, Lenny's Sub Shop, and Wild Adventures. 

In addition to the videos and tests, the city will also be launching events throughout the month of September to target drivers. The full list of events is below. 

Wednesday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Call St. between Whitehall and Conradi streets and along Gaines St. near Stadium Centre (back-in angle parking spaces)

Thursday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Thomasville Rd. and along Gaines St. (mid-block pedestrian crossing signals)

Tuesday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of Call St. and Stadium Dr. (bike box)