Safety Education

DOT conducts safety education and outreach programs for children, parents, educators and senior citizens and all New Yorkers. DOT's safety educators visit 600 schools and 100 senior centers a year. DOT's We're Walking Here encourage students to walk to school.

Bike to School

Our new application for Bike to School support is available and due on January 7, 2015. We are looking for schools that want to encourage biking for their Middle and High School students. Bike to School Application

Car safety seat fittings

DOT conducts free car seat safety fittings throughout New York City. At a fitting, a trained car seat technician will check your seat and demonstrate correct installation. If you can't make it to a scheduled fitting, call 311 to make an appointment for a free child car seat inspection at a DOT Fitting Station. Check calendar for upcoming fittings

Safety City

Safety City is a traffic safety program for school children that uses a simulated New York City street to teach children about traffic safety through hands-on experience. Find locations and learn more

Safe Kids New York City

Safe Kids New York City, led by DOT Safety Education and Outreach, is a strong coalition with members from city agencies, hospitals and health care organizations, corporations and community groups that works to prevent the leading cause of death among children under age 14 – unintentional injury. Through programs, publications and trainings for children, families, caregivers and educators, Safe Kids NYC focuses on pedestrian, passenger and bicycle safety, fire safety, home safety and more in its efforts to reduce injuries and keep NYC children safe and unharmed. Think Safety Newsletter – Spring/Summer (pdf)

Helmet fittings and giveaways

DOT bicycle helmet fittings and giveaways at events all over the City. DOT currently fits and distributes 25,000 free helmets a year, and has given away over 75,000 as of spring 2013. Check calendar for upcoming giveaways Get Bike Smart, DOT's guide to safe cycling in New York

Commercial bicyclist safety

DOT works with commercial cyclists and the businesses that employ them to comply with the laws that govern commercial bicycling. Learn more about commercial bicycling rules

Public awareness campaigns

DOT's public awareness campaigns educate New Yorkers on traffic safety issues throughout the city. On behalf of New York City's Vision Zero initiative, DOT has launched Your Choices Matter, Choices DWI Awareness, and Reckless Driving Kills. DOT also launched a new campaign in honor of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week and produced an innovative Curbside Haiku project using art and poetry to spread a traffic safety message.

Grandparents Safety Days, 2016

NYCDOT and our Safe Kids NYC coalition partners are pleased to present a week of injury prevention awareness for aging New Yorkers.

Monday, April 25th

Independence Senior Center
10 am – 12 pm
114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Brookdale Hospital
10 am – 1 pm
One Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 26th

Bellevue Hospital Geriatric Clinic
10 am – 12 pm
462 First Avenue, Manhattan

Elmhurst Hospital
1 am – 3 pm
79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst

Wednesday, April 27th

Philip Howard NORC
10 am – 12 pm
1655 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Staten Island University Hospital
9 am – 12 pm
475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island

Friendship Center
10 am – 11:30 am
9233 170 Street, Jamaica

Thursday, April 28th

1 pm – 3 pm
88 Old Town Road, Staten Island

Bellevue Hospital Center
11 am – 2 pm
462 First Avenue, Manhattan

NY-Hospital Queens
11 am – 2 pm
56-45 Main Street, Flushing

Friday, April 29th

Vandalia Senior Center
10 am – 12 pm
47 Vandalia Avenue, Brooklyn

Richmond Hill Senior Residence
11 am – 12:30 pm
89-30 114th Street, Richmond Hill

Shore Hill Senior Center
10 am – 12 pm
9000 Shore Road, Brooklyn