Maintenance of Traffic (M.O.T.)

Work zone traffic control is an important function necessary in providing a safe environment in those areas where workers and transportation modes may compete for common or adjacent space. Every reasonable effort should be made to reduce the risk of injury to both the worker and the transportation system user in these areas of potential conflicting interests. In order to achieve this goal, proper training of all personnel involved in the planning, design, supervising, implementations and maintenance of work zone traffic control is necessary.

The United Safety Council is a Florida Department of Transportation approved provider for various Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) courses. The United Safety Council has over 50 years of experience providing safety training, and brings that experience and passion for safety to MOT. We currently conduct different categories of Work Zone Traffic Control and Maintenance of Traffic training including:

The objective of these training courses is to provide every person involved with Work Zone Traffic Control with constant and consistent education to ensure that Department standards are followed in planning, designing, supervising,implementing, and maintaining work zone traffic control.

Work zone traffic control schemes and devices shall not be implemented or installed in the field unless performed by or under the direct supervision of a person who has satisfactorily completed the training requirements prescribed herein.

All Department employees, contractors, consultants, surveyors, utility company personnel, local maintaining agency, or any other appropriate person responsible for work zone traffic control planning, design, implementation, inspection, and/or for supervising the selection, placement, or maintenance of traffic control schemes and devices in work zones on the State Highway System right of way shall satisfactorily complete the training requirements of this procedure in the appropriate category of involvement in accordance with the authority identified in the Authority section.

Course Completion
Successful completion of a course is based on a passing score of 70% or greater and successful completion of class exercises. Upon successful completion of a training course, each individual shall receive a wallet size card, which shows the studentís name, the providerís name and ID #, the instructorís name, the course category, the date the course was successfully completed, the issuance date, and the expiration date.

Refresher Courses
Training or refresher courses, for all 4 category levels, are required every four years for all persons to continue to be qualified to perform their assigned duties. Persons who have maintained current certification by retesting from an approved provider may take a training or refresher course to comply with this procedure.

Check or Training Calendar for upcoming MOT Classes.