Honoring Florida’s Courageous First Responders

~Governor Scott proclaims next week First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —To honor the courage and commitment thousands of men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) display every day, Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed next week, January 5 through 9, as First Responder Appreciation Week […]

Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy

~Don’t forget about safety during the hustle and bustle of the season ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The next two weeks will be a busy time on Florida roads as a record number of people are expected to travel for the holidays. Whether you’re driving across town or across the state, the Department of Highway Safety […]

Giving a Boost to Child Safety

~ Child restraint laws change in January 2015 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— In 2013, 5 children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use. To date, 5 children have been killed and 145 injured for the same reason in 2014. The Florida Department of Highway […]

Florida Highway Patrol Welcomes New Troopers to Its Ranks

~ 53 FHP Academy graduates join Florida’s Finest~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol graduated 53 new troopers from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors. “Today, we are excited to welcome […]

Take a Shot at Drinking and Driving, We’ll Provide the Chaser

~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is underway ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During this holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign runs through January 1, 2015. In 2013, nearly 20 percent of […]

FHP to Focus on Aggressive Driving by Car and Truck Drivers

Large trucks require more room. Patience is essential on the highways TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –There’s little doubt what can happen during a collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer that weighs up to 40 tons. Today, the Florida Highway Patrol will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed […]

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 […]

FLHSMV “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 […]