Press Releases

As Children Go Back To School This August, Focus On Child Safety

~ DHSMV’s Child Safety Awareness campaign reminds motorists to protect Florida’s most precious cargo ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes August as Child Safety Awareness Month and is reminding motorists to focus on child safety on Florida roads. Preliminarily in 2016, there were 134,790 children under […]

Southeastern States Collaborate to Reduce Traffic Fatalities and Crashes

~ Florida Highway Patrol wants to ensure motorists “Arrive Alive” ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Starting today, the Florida Highway Patrol joins a week-long initiative across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee to reduce serious bodily injury and fatal crashes on Florida’s roadways. The multi-state, multi–jurisdictional, highly visible initiative will raise awareness of traffic safety […]

FHP Wants You to “Arrive Alive” this Independence Day

~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Fourth of July is considered one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution when traveling on Florida roads this weekend for a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. […]

Statement from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes and FHP Director Colonel Gene Spaulding

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report Sergeant William Trampas Bishop, a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, has succumbed to injuries he sustained while on duty in Alachua County this evening. Sergeant Bishop was a 30 year veteran FHP Trooper, who, like all troopers, put the well-being of those he serves […]

Florida Highway Patrol Looking For Aggressive Drivers

~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs June 16-29 ~ 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. Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will begin Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign […]

Florida Highway Patrol Participating in “Border to Border” Enforcement Detail on US 17

~ Operation is a collaboration with other states to reduce crashes ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will be participating in “Border to Border,” an enforcement effort across several states on US-17. The operation is in partnership with law enforcement agencies from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, […]

Enterprise Database Infrastructure Migration To Affect Driver License And Motor Vehicle Services

~ DHSMV services statewide will be unavailable June 16-18 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is scheduled to migrate its current enterprise database infrastructure into a cloud solution next week. During the migration, all driver license and motor vehicle services will be unavailable to customers and stakeholders throughout […]

FHP Seizes Approximately 170 lbs. of Illegal Marijuana

~ Drugs found in traffic stop valued at $1.5M ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In May, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troopers and the FHP Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) conducted a traffic stop when a tractor-trailer car hauler was driving dangerously and following too closely on Interstate 75. During the stop, a FHP K-9 unit became alerted to the presence […]

Florida Highway Patrol Focuses on Cargo Securement

~ Education and enforcement aimed at reducing cargo-related crashes ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will focus their education and enforcement efforts on ensuring commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles properly secure all cargo when traveling on Florida’s roadways. Shifting or falling cargo, such as building materials, ladders and similar property, […]

This Summer, Put Safety at the Top of Your Travel Checklist

~ DHSMV launches Safe Summer Travel Campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has launched its Safe Summer Travel Campaign, reminding motorists put safety at the top of their travel checklist this summer. With more residents and visitors on Florida’s roadways, the DHSMV and its Division of […]