Press Releases

What’s Your Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday?

~Fans don’t let fans drive drunk ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, February 1, many Super Bowl parties will feature pizza, wings, and yes…alcohol. That’s why the Florida Highway Patrol is urging football fans to choose sides before the game:  are you drinking OR driving? […]

DHSMV Promotes Reading for Florida’s Children

~Reading Accelerates Success ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Education in DOE’s seventh annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! The week-long celebration runs through Friday.  The theme of this year’s event is: Reading Accelerates Success. To help get the message out, […]

Florida’s New Specialty License Plate Goes On Sale

~Keiser University tag meets pre-sale voucher requirements~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida’s newest specialty license plate is now available to the public. The Keiser University plate is on sale at local county tax collector offices and tag agencies. The Keiser University tag is Florida’s 123rd specialty license plate. The revenue generated by the additional $25 fee for […]

Slow Down, Move Over and Save a Life

~DHSMV Reminds Motorists to Comply with the Move Over Law ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2013, there were over 130 traffic crashes in Florida that involved motorists who violated the Move Over law. Of those crashes, 81 resulted in injuries and 2 in fatalities. This month, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is […]

Honoring Florida’s Courageous First Responders

~Governor Scott proclaims next week First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —To honor the courage and commitment thousands of men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) display every day, Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed next week, January 5 through 9, as First Responder Appreciation Week […]

Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy

~Don’t forget about safety during the hustle and bustle of the season ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The next two weeks will be a busy time on Florida roads as a record number of people are expected to travel for the holidays. Whether you’re driving across town or across the state, the Department of Highway Safety […]

Giving a Boost to Child Safety

~ Child restraint laws change in January 2015 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— In 2013, 5 children were killed and 150 injured in Florida traffic crashes as a result of improper or no child restraint use. To date, 5 children have been killed and 145 injured for the same reason in 2014. The Florida Department of Highway […]

Florida Highway Patrol Welcomes New Troopers to Its Ranks

~ 53 FHP Academy graduates join Florida’s Finest~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol graduated 53 new troopers from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors. “Today, we are excited to welcome […]

Take a Shot at Drinking and Driving, We’ll Provide the Chaser

~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is underway ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During this holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign runs through January 1, 2015. In 2013, nearly 20 percent of […]

FHP to Focus on Aggressive Driving by Car and Truck Drivers

Large trucks require more room. Patience is essential on the highways TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –There’s little doubt what can happen during a collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer that weighs up to 40 tons. Today, the Florida Highway Patrol will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed […]