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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 […]


Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is September 1-9

~ You snooze, you lose, Florida! Motorists should get adequate rest before getting behind the wheel ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists not to drive drowsy this Labor Day weekend. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida […]


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

~Florida Highway Patrol participating in national campaign August 19 – September 5 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on drunk driving over the next two weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through Labor Day. FHP […]


DHSMV Releases New Design of University Of Central Florida Specialty License Plate

~Newly redesigned UCF specialty license plates available this month~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned specialty plate for the University of Central Florida (UCF). The new plate will be delivered to tax collector and tag agency offices by […]