Press Releases

Florida Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles Releases Updated Florida Driver Handbook

~ The official Florida Driver License Handbook is available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has released an updated edition of the official Florida Driver License Handbook with enhanced safety information for existing and potential Florida drivers. The official Florida Driver License […]

Move Over, Florida! for Law Enforcement, First Responders and Service Vehicles

~January is Move Over Month~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the month of January, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is commemorating Move Over month by reminding all motorists to Move Over, Florida! for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Move Over violations result in more than 100 crashes per […]

Florida Highway Patrol Partners with East Coast States in the National Drive To Save Lives Campaign

~ Troopers Aim to Reduce Traffic Fatalities on the I-95 Corridor ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is teaming up with the state police, highway patrols and local law enforcement jurisdictions of every state along the Eastern Seaboard containing a portion of Interstate 95 (I-95) in an effort to keep one of the […]

Florida Highway Patrol Encourages Giving the Gift of a Designated Driver this Holiday

 ~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, FL – During this holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol joins law enforcement across the nation cracking down on impaired driving by sharing the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The enforcement campaign runs from December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016. From December […]

Florida Cabinet Recognizes Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year

~ Trooper Bradford Wagner receives distinguished award ~ TALLAHASSEE, FL – On December 8, 2015 the Florida Cabinet honored Trooper Bradford Wagner as the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) 2015 Trooper of the Year. Trooper Wagner is assigned to FHP Troop K in Land O’Lakes, FL. He has been with the Patrol for over 25 years. […]

6.6 Tons of Food Collected for Florida Families

~ ‘Stuff the Charger’ food drive exceeded goals~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— For the second year in a row, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles helped collect food around the state for Florida families during the upcoming holiday season. Earlier this month, the donated food was loaded into Florida Highway Patrol Chargers and delivered to […]

Before You Hit The Road This Thanksgiving, Buckle Up, Florida

~ FHP provides extra troopers on the road November 25-29 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Millions of Floridians are expected to travel Florida roads over this Thanksgiving holiday. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles encourages all drivers to take extra care while driving and buckle up before they hit the road. Through the […]

New Specialty Plates to Support Law Enforcement

 ~These specialty plates arrive in tax collector offices this week~ The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is proud to announce two new specialty plates available now for purchase. The Fallen Law Enforcement and Florida Sheriff’s Association plates will be available in all tax collector offices by November 6, 2015 to be […]

Halloween Safety Tips For a Happy Haunting

~ Florida Highway Patrol cracks down on impaired drivers this Halloween weekend ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Saturday October 31, trick-or-treaters will be out haunting Florida neighborhoods. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is reminding motorists and pedestrians to use extreme caution and safely share the road this holiday weekend. FHP will join thousands of law […]

“Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

~ DHSMV is driving forward to end hunger~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced the start of its annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive. Through November 7, 2015, the Department will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Florida’s families in partnership with food banks across the […]