News

2016

Florida Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles Releases Updated Florida Driver Handbook

~ The official Florida Driver License Handbook is available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has released an updated edition of the official Florida Driver License Handbook with enhanced safety information for existing and potential Florida drivers.

The official Florida Driver License Handbook is critical to DHSMV’s mission of providing highway safety and security and is an instrument through which the department educates motorists on driving laws in pursuit of a safer Florida. The handbook is an essential reference guide for anyone who currently holds or is seeking a Florida driver license and contains pertinent information on Florida’s road rules and regulations.

“The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles produces the official Florida Driver License Handbook to provide the information new and experienced motorists need to learn the rules of the road, understand traffic controls and drive safely under various circumstances,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “Operating a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous activities a person can undertake and driver education can save lives.”

DHSMV has updated the handbook with clear and easy-to-understand content and graphics to help ensure all readers effectively comprehend Florida traffic laws and regulations regarding the operation of a motor vehicle on Florida roads. The department encourages all drivers to download a copy of the official Florida Driver License Handbook, whether studying for a driver license written or skills exam or simply brushing up on safe driving practices. The handbook will be available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole at driver license offices, Tax Collector offices or by download at www.flhsmv.gov/resources/handbooks-manuals/.

The updated handbook is designed to keep readers engaged and prepare Florida’s drivers for the road. DHSMV uses a data-driven approach to educating drivers through updated materials and annual safety statewide campaigns.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or find us on Facebook.