Safe Holiday Travel
The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for families coming together to celebrate. We are committed to protecting you on our roadways, assisting you in any way possible and providing you with the information you need to travel safely.
Follow these tips to help ensure we all Arrive Alive this Thanksgiving:
- Drive sober, and only sober. Alcohol impairs all of the important skills needed to drive safely, such as judgement, reaction, vision and concentration. Plan ahead and find a safe way home every time – designate a driver or call a ride service.
- Check your tires. Tires are a vehicle’s first line of defense on the road. Check your tire pressure, tread depth and spare tire especially before long trips. Do not over load your vehicle, it can result in premature wear and tire blowouts.
- Buckle up. A seat belt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature. Florida law requires that all drivers, all front seat passengers and all passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts or the appropriate child restraints. Seat belts save lives, so buckle up every trip, every time.
- Register or update your Emergency Contact Information (ECI). ECI is a secure system allowing law enforcement, nationwide, to contact designated family or friends in response to an emergency situation.
- Observe and obey all speed limits. Speed limits may change as you drive through different types of roadways, so make sure you adjust your speed accordingly. In Florida, the limit will never be over 70 mph.
You can also download our Road Trip Checklist & Safety Tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to Arrive Alive!
Call *FHP (*347) to report intoxicated or aggressive drivers, or if your vehicle breaks down and you need assistance. To request immediate emergency services, dial 911.