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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 […]


Florida Highway Patrol Pays Tribute to Fallen Officers in Nation’s Capital

~FHP Trooper Chelsea Richard’s name added to National Memorial Wall~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol Colonel David Brierton and members of the Florida Highway Patrol traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the National Police Week ceremonies. The annual event, now in its 34th year, honored the men and women of law enforcement […]


A Quick Click Could Save Your Life

~Click it or Ticket 2015 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The school year is almost over, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and that means the unofficial start of the summer travel season.  As you start planning for your summer travel, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) would like to remind […]


Both Drivers and Motorcycle Riders Must be Vigilant in Sharing the Road

~ May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a state where growing numbers of motorcycles and vehicle drivers share the roads, it is important for all motorists to practice safe driving behaviors to prevent motorcycle crashes. With more than 80,000 miles of roads and ideal, year-round riding conditions, Florida is a […]