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DHSMV Wants To “Stuff the Chargers”

~Help feed families in need ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) announced the start of its annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive. Today through November 16, the department will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Florida’s families in partnership with food banks across the […]


134th Basic Recruit Class Graduates From FHP Academy

~ Florida Highway Patrol welcomes 48 new Troopers to the road ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 134th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 48 new troopers join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to […]


Florida Department of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles & Honda/Acura Partner to Urge Repair of Potentially Deadly Airbag Inflators

~ Owners of 2001-2003 Honda/Acura models should take action on recalls ~ ~ Repair is free of charge to all vehicle owners ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – October 20, 2016 – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and Honda/Acura are urging Floridians who own certain 2001-2003 model year Honda and Acura vehicles […]


DHSMV Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week October 16-22

~ Teen Arrive Alive Day on October 18 focuses on safe driving education to prevent teen crashes ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 16 to 22 and highlighting Teen Arrive […]


Florida Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Launches Operation Safe Driver

~ FHP conducting high-visibility enforcement along the I-95 corridor ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has partnered with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to launch Operation Safe Driver. The campaign, which runs from October 16 – 22, is intended to increase safe driving awareness around large trucks and improve safety compliance […]


Florida Highway Patrol Looking For Aggressive Drivers

~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs October 7-20 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Passenger vehicles and tractor trailers share Florida’s highways every day, but too often aggressive driving habits result in deadly crashes between the two. Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will begin another phase of Ticketing Aggressive […]


DHSMV And Senator Bill Galvano Celebrate 10 Years Of ECI Program

~ Florida’s Emergency Contact Information (ECI) program began with Christine Olson a decade ago ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), Senator Bill Galvano and Christine Olson of To Inform Families First (TIFF) are recognizing the 10-year anniversary of Florida’s emergency contact information (ECI) system. ECI is a […]


DHSMV Releases Redesigned Animal Friend Specialty License Plate

~Newly redesigned specialty plate will be available early October~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned Animal Friend specialty license plate. The new plate will be delivered to tax collector and tag agency offices and available by October 7. […]


DHSMV Promotes Child Passenger Safety Week

 ~ Florida Highway Patrol stepping up enforcement for child passenger safety ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In recognition of “Child Passenger Safety Week” proclaimed by Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reminds all motorists to properly restrain children in a vehicle and will focus on child passenger safety enforcement […]


DHSMV Conducts Commercial Vehicle Brake Safety Week

~ Brake safety and other outreach and enforcement September 11 – September 17 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is recognizing Brake Safety Week as part of Operation Air Brake. Operation Air Brake is an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) dedicated to improving […]