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Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) e-Toolkit

Using the TACT e-Toolkit

FMCSA has developed the "Sharing Ideas to Save Lives" e-Toolkit to help States create the education and outreach materials necessary to successfully implement a high-visibility traffic enforcement program. We have also created individual State e-Toolkits so others can obtain creative ideas from States that have already conducted a TACT program.

The materials and strategies that we have outlined below can help you:

  • Solicit funding
  • Plan and implement a TACT Program
  • Create and expand partnerships
  • Raise public awareness about the positive impact your TACT Program will have in saving lives in your State
  • Build and sustain support for your TACT Program

The e-Toolkit materials provide an explanation of the TACT Program and its components (Communications, Enforcement, and Evaluation), as well as tips and suggestions on effective ways to use these tools to launch, promote, and sustain yourTACT Program. Some of the materials can be printed and used as is, and some are templates that you can customize to reflect information that is specific to your State TACT program. Many of the materials are geared toward helping you launch your initiative, while others will help you start thinking about sustaining your TACT program.

Click on the links below to download the materials to use as part of your State TACT Program.

"What is TACT" Brochure

Purpose, Mission, Strategy

"Sharing Ideas to Save Lives" Resource Toolkit & User's Guide

Download, print, and use this Toolkit to help plan a TACT Program for your State.
The Toolkit will help you identify key partners, establish a management structure, set goals and objectives, choose a safety behavior to target, and develop timelines for implementation.

"A Guide for Planning and Managing the Evaluation of a TACT Program"

The purpose of this Guide provides information on how to ensure that a TACT Program contains an effective and efficient evaluation component.
After reading this Guide, a TACT project manager should understand and appreciate the need to acquire effective evaluation services, the types of activities a TACT evaluation should include and the characteristics of a productive and supportive evaluation component.

TACT Overview Presentation

Download, print, and use this PowerPoint presentation to help educate and enlist stakeholder participation in your TACT Program.

  • Download Overview PowerPoint
  • Download TACT PowerPoint Template 1
  • Download TACT PowerPoint Template 2

TACT Brochure

Place a link to these brochures on your State TACT Web site for viewing or download..
Print and distribute brochures to gain support from collaborative organizations and showcase the success of TACT Programs in other States.

TACT Program Logo

Place on your State TACT homepage and use as a link towww.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/tact/index.htm
Place on flyers, posters, or ads to designate your State as a participating TACT State

TACT Road Sign

Note: The TACT Road Sign is currently being tested by FHWA and will not be available until results of the test are known.

This sign is used to communicate the safe merging distance between cars and trucks. This sign is designed to increase awareness among motorists of the need to leave one car length for every ten miles of speed when merging in front of trucks.

"Leave More Space" Posters and Print Advertisements

If you choose to use the "Leave More Space" safety message, download these posters to begin using immediately.
Feel free to co-brand these posters with your organization name and Web site.
Enlist partners and local businesses to place posters in the community to help raise awareness of your TACT Program.
Send the print advertisements to local newspapers and trade publications for distribution before and during the enforcement period.

  • High-resolution poster 1 (right click and "save as")
  • High-resolution poster 2 (right click and "save as")
  • High-resolution poster 3 (right click and "save as")

"Aggressive Driving" Posters and Print Advertisements

If you choose to use the "Aggressive Driving" message, download these posters to begin using immediately.  This message is broader and targets several unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, cutting off, and unsafe lane changes.
Feel free to co-brand these posters with your organization name and Web site
Enlist partners and local businesses to place posters in the community to help raise awareness of your TACT Program.
Send the print advertisements to local newspapers and trade publications for distribution before and during the enforcement period.

Download high-resolution "Aggressive Drivers will get Ticketed" poster(right click and "save as")

TACT Talking Points

Use this document as a guide to develop local talking points that reflect the goals and objectives of your TACT Program.
Use talking points internally and externally to inform and educate the community about your TACT Program.

TACT Media Interview Tips

Use this card to help you communicate your messages in a clear, concise, and media-savvy manner when talking to the press about your TACT Program.

Tailor this sample release quickly and easily to help get the word out about your TACT Program.
Be sure to contact your local television, radio, and print outlets before sending a press release to make sure you have the most up-to-date contacts with the media.

Download Sample Press Release PDF (right click and "save as")

Sample Media Advisory

Use this card to help you communicate your messages in a clear, concise, and media-savvy manner when talking to the press about your TACT Program.

Sample Radio Scripts

Use this card to help you communicate your messages in a clear, concise, and media-savvy manner when talking to the press about your TACT Program.

 

Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014