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August is Child Safety Awareness Month

~ Children are precious cargo – motorists must take responsibility to ensure children arrive alive ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists to focus on child safety in vehicles as well as on and around Florida roads. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Department of […]


Florida Highway Patrol Seeks Re-Accreditation

~Accreditation team invites public comments~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive August 15, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that FHP meets the CALEA’s® […]


DHSMV Encourages Drivers to Stay Right at Night

~Most fatal wrong way driving crashes occur in the center or left-hand lane~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Throughout the month of July, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)  is encouraging motorists to “Stay Right at Night” to avoid being in a wrong way driving crash. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs […]


Travel Safely and Arrive Alive this Independence Day

~DHSMV Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely this Fourth of July~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While the Fourth of July is known for cookouts, fireworks and activities with family and friends, it is also one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution […]


DHSMV Brings Back the Arrive Alive Plate

~FHP patrol cars will again feature “Arrive Alive” front license plates~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) today unveiled the newest version of its “Arrive Alive” license plate that will be featured as the front license plate of Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) vehicles. As the state’s authority in […]


Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks

~ The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an additional wave of TACT~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) today began an additional statewide enforcement period dedicated to the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, which will run through June 30. The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving […]


Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 36 New Troopers

~Members of the 133rd Recruit Class set to patrol Florida roads~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will welcome 36 new troopers to the division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) on June 15, 2016. The graduates of the 133rd Recruit Class join the more than 1,800 troopers statewide who […]


FHP to Participate in “Border to Border” Enforcement on US 17

~Florida Highway Patrol collaborating with seven other states in enforcement efforts~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) as well as seven other states’ law enforcement agencies will collaborate in an effort on US 17. The enforcement operation, where troopers will be looking for violations by large trucks and cars that could […]


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared in Case of Emergency

~ Peace of mind when every second counts ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians prepare for the 2016 hurricane season and create disaster preparedness plans, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is urging citizens to make sure law enforcement knows who to notify in an emergency situation by enrolling in Florida’s Emergency […]


There’s No Second Chance. Buckle Up Every Time.

~FHP Participates in National Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and its partners are participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs May 23 through June 5. Day or night, individuals should buckle up because there is often no second chance. Buckling […]