Press Releases

There is Only One Road. Share it with Motorcycle and Bicycles.

~DHSMV reminds motorists to drive with caution around motorcycles and bicycles~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This May, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists to share the road with motorcycles and bicycles in recognition of Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month. “Motorcycles and bicycles have all of the privileges, rights […]

DHSMV Releases New Military License Plates

~Six new special license plates are now available to veterans and active military ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Veterans and active military now have six new special license plates from which to choose. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has released six new military special license plates: the Combat Action Ribbon, Distinguished […]

Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Chief Of Public Affairs

~Captain Jeffrey Bissainthe has almost 20 years of experience with FHP ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, promoted Captain Jeffrey Bissainthe, a U.S. Army veteran with almost 20 years of experience as a trooper, as the new Chief of Public Affairs for FHP. As spokesperson for […]

Data Center Move to Affect Online Driver License and Motor Vehicle Services

~ and other services will be unavailable during weekend move ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ (DHSMV) technology hardware is scheduled to be relocated, which will make several online services unavailable to customers and stakeholders throughout the weekend of May 6-8, 2016. Impacted services will go offline […]

DHSMV Reminds Motorists to Focus On Driving, Florida

~April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Throughout the month of April, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists to fully focus on driving and not drive distracted. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida SADD and […]

Aggressive Drivers Think Twice

~Florida Highway Patrol is 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 […]

This Spring Break, a Quick Click Could Save Your Life

~FHP Participates in National Click It or Ticket Campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –As Florida prepares for the influx of Spring Breakers, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs March 1 through March 14. Two messages this month are drive sober and buckle up. Both actions […]

DHSMV Reminds Motorists Not to Drink and Drive This Spring Break

~Nothing kills a buzz like drunk driving~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is spreading the message this March that as people celebrate spring break in Florida, not to drive drunk. With record population numbers and record number of visitors, Florida’s beautiful beaches and tourist attractions lure thousands […]

FHP Reminds Drivers Not to Leave the Scene of a Crash

~February 15-19, 2016 is Hit and Run Awareness Week~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes February 15-19, 2016 as Hit and Run Awareness Week in an effort to highlight the impacts of leaving the scene of a crash and reduce the number of hit and run crashes in […]

Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 44 New Troopers

~ Members of 132nd recruit class join FHP’s continued commitment to a Safer Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles welcomes 44 new troopers to the ranks of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). These troopers will join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each […]