FDOT District Six Enhances Traveler Information Services with New Feature
The FDOT District Six Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) Office added a
new feature that allows their dynamic message signs (DMS) to incorporate traffic safety images when
public service announcement (PSA) messages are displayed. The images are designed to make the PSAs
more effective when reminding drivers about safe driving practices on the road.
The District configured the SunGuide software to include these images in its message library. Traffic
operators can now select from a list of pre-approved graphics to incorporate them for their
corresponding PSA campaigns. The images consist of highly recognizable traffic icons such as an orange
cone, a safety belt, a speedometer, a mobile phone, and others. These images will make the text more
visually compelling when reminding drivers about work zone safety, wearing a seat belt, following the
speed limit, and distracted driving.
The new feature was created to enhance the District’s overall traveler information efforts in the region.
These images were created with a universal design for all drivers to quickly recognize and understand.
This is especially important in southeast Florida because it is an international hub for residents and
visitors from all around the world.