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Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Chief Of Public Affairs

~ Captain Tom Pikul has almost 15 years of experience with FHP and a background in broadcasting ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, promoted Captain Thomas E. Pikul, former Assistant Chief of Public Affairs, as the new Chief of Public Affairs for FHP. “I am very […]


There’s No Second Chance. Buckle Up Every Time.

~FHP Participates in National Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its law enforcement partners in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that runs through March 14, 2018. Day or night, individuals should buckle up, every time. Buckling up is critical in order […]


Enjoy Spring Break Responsibly, Don’t Drink & Drive

~ DHSMV urges residents and visitors to always designate a sober driver ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) urge residents and visitors to Arrive Alive, Don’t Drink and Drive as they celebrate spring break this month. DHSMV and […]


Florida Highway Patrol To Combat Aggressive Driving

~ Practice patience when driving on Florida roads~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. […]


DHSMV Reminds Motorists To Stay At The Scene Of A Crash

~ February 2018 is Hit and Run Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol are recognizing Hit and Run Awareness Month this February and reminding all motorists to Stay at the Scene when involved in a crash. In […]


FHP Troopers Issued Narcan to Save Lives on Florida Roads

~ Highway Patrol now equipped with opioid overdose antidote ~ Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is now issuing Narcan to Troopers in an effort to save lives, a strategy by the agency to fight against the opioid epidemic. Naloxone, […]


Florida Highway Patrol Promotes New Troop Commander

~ Major William Harris to take command in Troop J ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, appointed Captain William Harris as the new Troop Commander for Troop J. The Troop J Commander oversees commercial vehicle enforcement (CVE) operations for Florida’s southern region encompassing 32 counties within […]


Safety Tips While Driving On Icy Roadways

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a press release urging North Florida residents, visitors and businesses to prepare for extreme cold weather conditions. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and it’s division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) provides these safe driving tips to motorists: Stay put. Avoid driving, if at […]


Move Over Florida, it’s the Law

~ DHSMV urges motorists to move over or slow down for emergency and service vehicles this January ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2017, […]


DHSMV Reminds Customers Florida is Compliant With Real ID Guidelines

~ January 22, 2018, Federal deadline does not impact customers with Florida credentials ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding customers that the state of Florida is compliant with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) REAL ID requirements. Starting January 22, 2018, travelers who do not […]