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  • Safety Campaigns


     If you were in a crash and your cell phone was completely destroyed, how would your family and friends be notified? Register your emergency contact information (ECI) into the DHSMV system and law enforcement will be able to contact your loved ones for you quickly, even across state lines.

  • Safety Campaigns

    Official Florida Driver License Handbook

    “The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles produces the official Florida Driver License Handbook to provide the information new and experienced motorists need to pass the driver exam, learn the rules of the road, understand traffic controls and drive safely under various circumstances.” – DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes

  • Safety Campaigns

    Click It or Ticket

    Seat belts save lives, but only if you wear them correctly every time you get into a vehicle. Buckle up every time, no matter where you are sitting. The click of your seat belt reduces your risk of being injured or killed in a crash by almost 50 percent. Buckle up and ARRIVE ALIVE.

  • Safety Campaigns

    Tire Safety

     Properly maintaining and inspecting your tires is a key step in keeping your family safe while traveling. Remember that your tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes into direct contact with the road, enduring the most wear. Inspect your tires regularly to avoid potentially fatal tire failure.

  • Press Releases

    Florida Highway Patrol Seeks Re-Accreditation

    ~Accreditation team invites public comments~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive August 15, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that FHP meets the CALEA’s® […]

  • Press Releases

    DHSMV encourages drivers to Stay Right at Night

    ~Most fatal wrong way driving crashes occur in the center or left-hand lane~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Throughout the month of July, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)  is encouraging motorists to “Stay Right at Night” to avoid being in a wrong way driving crash. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs […]

  • Press Releases

    Travel Safely and Arrive Alive this Independence Day

    ~DHSMV Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely this Fourth of July~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While the Fourth of July is known for cookouts, fireworks and activities with family and friends, it is also one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution […]