Driving Safety

Safe Holiday Travel

Give the Gift of Safety - Never Drive Impaired

Traveling throughout Florida can be half the fun of getting to your destination. During the holiday season, Florida’s roads can be some of the busiest in the country. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is committed to the safety of all motorists on our roads and educating everyone on safe driving to always Arrive Alive. No matter what season, as you celebrate, FLHSMV has helpful tips to keep you safe on the road.

Click here for interactive crash and citation data during the Thanksgiving holiday period.


Campaign Resources

Get downloadable social media images, posters and more, so you can give the gift of safety to your loved ones this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Safety

The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for Florida families coming together to celebrate. FLHSMV is committed to protecting you on our roadways, assisting you in any way possible and providing you with the information you need to travel safely.

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Holiday Safety

The holidays are a great time for family and friends to create many memories together. Safety when you leave the house and travel is an obvious concern at FLHSMV, but please remember, safety begins with you.

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New Year Safety

Celebrate the New Year responsibly – always designate a sober driver when going out to celebrate. Responsible planning means designating a driver or getting ready to use a ride service before your holiday celebrating begins.

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Buying a Vehicle

Buying a car is an important decision and major investment. Whatever vehicle you choose, buyers should know what to look for, what to ask and what rights they have. From new to used cars at a dealership, private sale, auction or online, make sure you know how to protect yourself and your investment

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Selling a Vehicle

Thousands of vehicles are sold in Florida every year. As a seller, there are certain things you should know before selling a vehicle, including the process to transfer the title. Most importantly you will want to protect yourself by completing a Notice of Sale, which removes your name from the vehicle so you are no longer civilly liable for the vehicle you sold. Florida law requires sellers to file a Notice of Sale as of July 1, 2009

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Tire Safety

Tires are your vehicle’s first line of defense on the road. With proper care and maintenance, they will keep you safely motoring along Florida’s highways and help you and your loved ones “ARRIVE ALIVE”.

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Emergency Contact Information (ECI)

Ask yourself, if you were in a crash or other emergency situation and couldn’t communicate, how would your family and friends be notified?

By registering your ECI into the secure FLHSMV system, law enforcement can contact your loved ones for you, even across state lines.

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