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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 […]


Aggressive Drivers Think Twice

~FHP looking for dangerous driving behavior ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) commercial vehicle enforcement troopers will begin another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and to reduce commercial motor vehicle related […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Three New Majors

~ Three Captains Promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced that Captains Derek Barrs, Keith Gaston and Steve Harris are being promoted to Major. Major Barrs will lead FHP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) operations as Troop J Commander, Major Gaston will command the seven Regional Communications Centers (RCC) […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Two New Majors

~ Two Captains Promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced today that Captains Christopher Dellapietra and Joseph Franza are being promoted to Major. Major Dellapietra will lead Troop E – Miami, and Major Franza will lead Troop D – Orlando, both effective October 30, 2015. Troop […]


Help “Delete” Teen Crashes

~ Adults can make a difference by modeling safe driving behavior behind the wheel ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles marks its annual Delete Teen Crashes day with events throughout the state to ensure our teens know to keep their hands on the wheel, eyes on the road […]


Operation Safe Driver Week

~Trucks, buses, and cars can safely share the highway~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There were more than 344,000 vehicle crashes in Florida last year. To help save lives and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV), the Florida Highway Patrol has partnered with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) for Operation Safe Driver. […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces New Troop C Major

~ Pensacola Captain promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding promoted John L. Gourley to Major, effective October 30, 2015. Major Gourley is assigned to lead field operations for Troop C in the Tampa area. Troop C jurisdiction covers over 5,500 square miles of the Sunshine State, encompassing […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Two New Majors

~Two Captains Promoted to Major ~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director Colonel Gene Spaulding announced today that Captains Jeffrey S. Dixon and Brannon Snead are being promoted to Major. Major Snead will lead the FHP Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII), effective October 30, 2015. Major Dixon will lead FHP Commercial Vehicle […]


Redesigned University Of Tampa Specialty Plate Now Available

~The redesigned specialty tag is available in local area offices~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned specialty tag for the University of Tampa, available now to Florida drivers. These new plates are in stock at local tax collector and tag […]