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Florida Highway Patrol Breaks Ground at Florida’s Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex

~ Facility designed to provide innovative training to state’s law enforcement officers ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol broke ground on the state’s Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana. The complex, which features a 1.4 mile driving track, will allow law enforcement officers to […]


Aggressive Drivers Think Twice

~ Practice patience when driving on the road~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today through June 28, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will begin the safety campaign Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT). The campaign seeks to educate motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor […]


Slow Down And Stay Cool For Safe Summer Travel

~ DHSMV encourages drivers to prepare before taking to the road ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is launching its Safe Summer Travel Campaign, reminding motorists to put safety at the top of their travel checklist this summer. With more residents and visitors on Florida’s roadways, the […]


Preparedness Is The Key To Safety

~  Make sure your vehicle and emergency contacts are part of any emergency preparedness plan ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges citizens to be prepared by creating an emergency preparedness plan that includes maintaining a road-ready vehicle and registering […]


Buckle Up Every Time, There’s No Second Chance

~Florida Highway Patrol partners for Click It or Ticket~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins law enforcement and highway safety partners in participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 14 through June 3. During the campaign, drivers will see increased education and enforcement on buckling up to help motorists […]


138th Basic Recruit Class Graduates From FHP Training Academy

~ Florida Highway Patrol welcomes 71 new Troopers to the road ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 138th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 71 Troopers join the more than 1,900 Troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents […]


Florida Highway Patrol Announces Trooper Graduation Ceremony

~ 138th set to join Florida’s Finest ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol’s 71 newest troopers from the 138th Basic Recruit Class will graduate from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy Friday morning. What:             138th Recruit Class graduation Who:               Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis                           DHSMV Executive Director, Terry […]


DHSMV Reminds Motorists To Safely Share The Road

~ May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This May, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists statewide to safely share the road with motorcycles and bicycles in recognition of Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month. In addition, the DHSMV is providing drivers information […]


FHP Trooper Apprehends Suspect Who Targeted Her

~ Community support for law enforcement is critical ~ Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday evening, Trooper Vanessa Franceschi was conducting a traffic stop on Florida’s Turnpike in Miami-Dade County when a motorist intentionally struck her patrol car. The suspect fled through traffic, and without hesitation, Trooper Franceschi heroically pursued and skillfully conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique […]


Florida Teaming Up With East Coast States To Promote Traffic Safety On I-95

~Mission is to save lives on one of the nation’s busiest interstate corridors ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is collaborating with the state police, highway patrols and local law enforcement jurisdictions of every state on the Eastern Seaboard in an effort to keep one of the nation’s major interstate corridors safe […]