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Slow Down, Be Patient, Save a Life

Aggressive driving is dangerous driving 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. Today, the Florida Highway Patrol is launching one of its Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaigns aimed at educating drivers of passenger vehicles […]


FHP Advises South Florida Drivers to Use Caution This Weekend

Approaching tropical system could bring heavy rain and flooding to area TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With a tropical wave forecast to move across South Florida this weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol urges motorists to use added caution over the next few days. The Florida Division of Emergency Management says the tropical system could bring heavy rain […]


Feeling Sleepy? Save A Life, Pull Off The Road

Drowsy driving is dangerous driving TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Do you fight to keep your eyes open and your head up when you are tired?  All too often this scenario is real on Florida’s roadways.  To help prevent crashes caused by driver fatigue and to bring awareness to the dangers of drowsy driving, the Department of […]


Take a Shot while Drinking & Driving, We’ll Provide the Chaser

~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts this weekend ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol 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 on Sept. 1. […]


Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 63 New Troopers

128th Basic Recruit Class graduates bolster Florida’s commitment to public safety TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixty-three new troopers join the ranks of the Florida Highway Patrol today after graduating from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the nearly 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and […]


DHSMV Promotes Child Safety Awareness in August

  Every Child is a Human Caution Sign TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— August brings the end of the summer break and the beginning of a new school year in Florida.  It’s an ideal time for focusing on child safety, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will do just that by launching its Child Safety […]


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 […]