FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 17, 1996:
TALLAHASSEE - TALLAHASSEE - FHP Colonel Ron Grimming today unveiled the Florida Highway Patrol home page on the World Wide Web. FHP and the Department of Management Services worked together to create what promises to be a valuable technological resource for the public concerning Florida's largest traffic enforcement agency.
"The World Wide Web affords us a unique opportunity to provide interesting and timely information about the Patrol to Internet users throughout Florida and the world," said Colonel Grimming. Following is a partial listing of informational topics which can be found on the Florida Highway Patrol home page:
- What to do if you are involved in a traffic crash
- How to obtain a copy of a traffic crash report
- Safety belt/child restraint requirements
- How to become a state trooper
- How to join the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary
- FHP news releases
- FHP station addresses and telephone numbers
- How to request a speaker on traffic safety issues for schools or other groups
- Cost of speeding tickets
Additional features include photos and information about:
- Trooper of the Year
- Trooper of the Month
- FHP Training Academy
- FHP specialty vehicles and equipment
- FHP troopers killed in the line of duty
- Star FHP
FHP plans to update and expand its home page on a regular basis. Information about new traffic laws, special traffic enforcement programs, news releases, latest Trooper of the Month selections, and other items of interest will be added as they become available.
"Even though we've just released our home page, immediate plans are already underway to include information about unscrupulous telephone solicitation practices, procedures to follow when filing a citizen complaint, and victim's rights and assistance programs," added Grimming. Detailed information concerning each of the Patrol's ten field troops will also be added to the FHP home page in the near future.
"We are extremely proud and excited to be able to provide this informational service via the World Wide Web. Internet users can learn more about the Florida Highway Patrol here than from any other source," concluded Grimming.