Press Releases

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’ (FLHSMV) 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 […]

FLHSMV 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 (FLHSMV) is reminding motorists to fully focus on driving and not drive distracted. FLHSMV 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 […]

FLHSMV 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 (FLHSMV) 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 (FLHSMV) 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 […]

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 (FLHSMV) 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 (FLHSMV) 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 […]