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Troopers Honored For Top DUI Enforcement

~ Hurd-Smith winner named at MADD ceremony ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Trooper Jose Ramirez has been named the Florida Highway Patrol’s 2015 Hurd-Smith Award winner.  The award, given to the FHP trooper with the most Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests in a single year, was named in honor of two troopers who were killed […]


FHP Joins National Effort to Combat Aggressive Driving

~Patience is a virtue while traveling on the roads~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will begin another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving when driving around large trucks on the road. “The […]


DHSMV Releases New and Redesigned License Plates

~Four new plates being shipped to tag offices this week~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Beginning this week, Floridians have four new designs from which to choose when purchasing a specialty license plate. The American Legion and the Florida Veterans of the Armed Services plates are recent additions to the selection of specialty tags, and the Tampa Bay […]


Keep the July 4th Fireworks in the Sky and Not on the Road

~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Fourth of July is known for cookouts, fireworks, and parades. It’s also equally well known for busy travel. AAA estimates that over 40 million people will be on the road during this long Independence Day weekend. The Department of Highway Safety and […]


State’s Emergency Contact Information System Reaches Milestone

~10 million people register their contact information with ECI~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida’s Emergency Contact Information system reached a milestone this week, surpassing the 10 million mark in the number of people who have securely registered their contact information with the state. That’s an average of more than a million new registrants a year since the […]


FHP Participates in National Effort Against Aggressive Driving

~Practice patience on the roads~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving when interacting with large trucks on the road. “The Florida Highway Patrol is […]


Florida Highway Patrol Announces Inaugural Youth Leadership Academy

~FHP currently accepting applications~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Highway Patrol Academy is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Youth Leadership Academy. The Youth Leadership Academy will create opportunities for young men and women to develop an interest in law enforcement and prepare them for a future career, while encouraging them to embrace a positive and […]


Race Fans, Start Your Engines!

~Redesigned NASCAR specialty tag goes on sale~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The green flag is being waved to let Florida race fans know that the sale of the newly redesigned NASCAR specialty license plate has started. But, there’s no need to race down to your local tag office to get one of the new plates. Take your […]


Florida Highway Patrol Promotes Commercial Vehicle Safety During International Roadcheck 2015

~ Promoting A Safer Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Highway Patrol is participating in the 28th annual “International Roadcheck,” which promotes safety on roadways by inspecting commercial vehicles and drivers.  The Roadcheck is an annual three-day event that runs today through June 4. Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)-certified inspectors will conduct compliance, enforcement and […]


Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 65 New Troopers

~ Members of 130th recruit class join FHP’s commitment to a Safer Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Gov. Rick Scott welcomed 65 new troopers to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). The graduates of FHP’s Training Academy will join the nearly 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance […]