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Statement regarding critically injured Trooper from Executive Director Rhodes and Colonel Spaulding

At 9:30 a.m. this morning, Trooper Carlos Rosario, a ten-year veteran FHP Trooper, was struck on State Road 836 westbound conducting speed enforcement for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Trooper Rosario was outside of his patrol car on the shoulder when he was struck. Our troopers and all law enforcement officers put their lives on […]


Your Life Can Be Saved With Just a Click

~ FHP Troopers to join nationwide Click It or Ticket effort ~  TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is joining local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign this month. During the campaign, officers will help save […]


Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive

~ Floridians and visitors are urged to drive sober for a safe Spring Break ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is spreading the message Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive this March as residents and visitors celebrate spring break […]


Aggressive Drivers Think Twice

~ Practice patience when driving on the road~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today through March 9, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will begin the safety campaign Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT). The campaign seeks to educate motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor […]


Stay at the Scene – It Could Save a Life

~ February 2017 is Hit and Run Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes Hit and Run Awareness Month this February by reminding all motorists to Stay at the Scene when involved in a crash. The initiative seeks to reduce the number of hit and […]


Highway Safety Agencies Across Florida Launch “Arrive Alive”

~ Statewide initiative seeks to reduce fatalities on Florida’s roadways ~ TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), today launched Arrive Alive, a data-driven statewide initiative seeking to reduce fatalities and serious bodily injury crashes on Florida’s roadways.  Arrive Alive is […]


It’s the Law, So Move Over, Florida!

~ Florida’s Move Over law protects stopped law enforcement, first responders and service vehicles ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding all motorists to Move Over for stopped law enforcement, first responders, service and utility vehicles and Road Rangers during its second annual Move […]


DHSMV Warns Of Traffic Citation Scam

~ Consumers targeted for payment of fraudulent citations ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is warning consumers that they may be targeted by a company representing itself as the DHSMV demanding payment for fraudulent citations. The company, which is not associated with the DHSMV in any way, will […]


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

~Florida Highway Patrol participating in national enforcement campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety […]


DHSMV Collects 39 TONS of Food for Families

~ “Stuff the Charger” food drive provides more than 65,000 meals ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) held its third annual “Stuff the Charger” food drive last month and today, announced that it collected more than 39 tons of food in the effort. The donated food was […]