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Arrive Alive This Holiday Weekend

~ Giving Thanks for Safe Driving! ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year.  More than two million Floridians are expected to travel this weekend, meaning drivers will need to take extra care on Florida’s roadways. During the long holiday weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), along […]


DHSMV “Stuffs the Chargers” To Help Feed Florida Families

~Driving forward to end hunger~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— What do Thanksgiving turkeys and Florida Highway Patrol cars have in common? They are both “stuffed” to feed Florida families for the holidays. In the case of the cars (known as Chargers), they were stuffed last week as part of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor […]


Don’t Take A Grave Risk This Halloween

Florida Highway Patrol cracks down on impaired drivers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Halloween is frightening enough without the added terror of drunk drivers on the road.  This weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol will join thousands of law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in enforcing Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. This safety campaign, which […]


Trick-or-Treat and Share The Street

Watch out drivers, little ghouls are haunting the roads TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Everyone loves a good Halloween scare, but not when it comes to safety. Friday, trick-or-treaters will be out haunting the neighborhoods, and the Florida Highway Patrol is reminding motorists and pedestrians to use extreme caution and to safely share the road. Parents and drivers […]


Six States Partnering Again for Traffic Safety

Using your seat belt and ‘Staying Alive on 75’ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is collaborating with five other states for the third phase of “Staying Alive on I-75” in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of seat belts and keeping Interstate 75 safe and fatality-free. This safety awareness campaign runs […]


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 […]