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.

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 DOT's 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

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 DOT's 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. DOT's campaigns include Reckless Driving Kills and programs during National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. The agency has also called attention to the issues of motor vehicle speeding and pedestrian and bicyclist safety with the That's Why It’s 30 and LOOK campaigns. DOT's innovative Curbside Haiku project uses art and poetry to spread a traffic safety message.