Press Releases

FHP to Focus on Aggressive Driving by Car and Truck Drivers

Big trucks need more room. Practice patience on the highways TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –There’s little doubt what can happen when a passenger car collides with a tractor- trailer that is 80 feet long and weighs up to 20 tons. Such a crash can easily turn deadly. Today, the Florida Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will […]

Summer Is Here and So Is the Heat

Never leave any child unattended in a vehicle TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after […]

Celebrate Your ‘Independence’ From Impaired Driving

Designate a sober driver this 4th of July TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Fourth of July falls on a Friday this year and that means a lot of us will enjoy a three-day weekend. The Florida Highway Patrol urges everyone to be cautious and don’t let the celebrations get out of control. “Independence Day is a […]

‘Staying Alive On I-75’

Law enforcement in six states to focus on the Move Over law TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol will join law enforcement agencies in five other states over the next three days to promote the Move Over law along Interstate 75, as well as other safety measures.  It’s part of the ongoing “Staying Alive […]

Operation Safe Drive On I-95

Four state effort to reduce large vehicle crashes TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –The Florida Highway Patrol is collaborating with three other states in an effort to keep the roadways safe today through June 19.  Four states that line Interstate 95 (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina) will be participating in a safety campaign effort called Operation […]

It’s Simple. Move Over, Florida!

FHP, other law enforcement launch awareness campaign Move Over. They are two simple words that can mean the difference between life and death to the first responders who work alongside Florida’s busy highways. In an effort to bring new awareness to Florida’s Move Over law, the Florida Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the […]

Come On Florida…Let’s Be The Buckle Up State

Are you buckled up? It’s the end of another school year, Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, and that means a lot of families will be hitting the road over the next few months for some summer fun. The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to make sure everyone is buckled up when riding in a vehicle. To help drive home the message, FHP is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs through June 1.

DHSMV Urges Floridians To Register Their Emegency Contact Information As Part Of Hurricane Season Preps

With the 2014 hurricane season quickly approaching, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles urges Floridians to add one additional step to their hurricane preparedness plans this year—make sure first responders know who to notify if you are in an emergency situation.

Third Victim Dies From Injuries Sustained In I-75 Crash

The third pedestrian involved in the May 3, 2014 crash on I-75 has expired. Mr. George Robert Phillips, 52, of Ocala, Florida succumbed to his injuries late last night at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Investigators are beginning to sort through the physical evidence and witness statements relating to this crash. Additional information on the crash and those involved will be disseminated in the upcoming week. Charges are pending the completion of the traffic homicide investigation which could take several months.

FHP Trooper Killed on I-75

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was killed in the line of duty today while working a traffic crash on Interstate 75. At 1:40 pm today, a FHP Trooper arrived on scene of a two car crash on I-75 southbound at mile marker 341. Both cars involved in the crash were located on the shoulder. Just after 2:00 pm as the trooper was talking with the tow truck driver, a multi vehicle crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-75, in the same area.