Driving Safety

Safe Holiday Travel

Safe Holiday Travel

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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 through the Safe Holiday Travel campaign. No matter what season, as you celebrate, FLHSMV has helpful tips to keep you safe on the road.


Thanksgiving Safety

The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for Florida families. We are 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 for us 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 identifying the person who will do the driving before your holiday celebrating begins.

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Tire Safety

Florida roads are inhabited by thousands of residential and foreign travelers. Your tires are the only part of your car that comes into direct contact with the road and endure the most wear. Maintaining tire safety is one of the best ways to “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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The Governor declared December 2016 as Impaired Driving Prevention Month in the state of Florida. Drive sober and only sober so everyone can Arrive Alive this holiday season.


Campaign Resources

2018 Press Releases: Halloween | Safe Holiday Travel Campaign

2017 Press Releases: Halloween | Safe Holiday Travel Campaign | Thanksgiving | Impaired Driving Prevention Month


Social Media Kit
Download the Social Media Posts PDF and click on the thumbnails below to make posting on social media quick and easy! Make sure to use the campaign hashtag #TravelSafeFL.


Facebook Cover and Post Images: Fall / Winter

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Twitter Cover and Post Images: Fall / Winter

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Instagram Images: Fall / Winter

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Additional Social Media Images


Print Media Kit

Safe Holiday Travel License Plate Safari Game

Safe Holiday Travel Road Trip Bingo Game

Safe Holiday Travel Checklist and Safety Tips – Fall

Safe Holiday Travel Checklist and Safety Tips – Winter

Safe Holiday Travel Poster – 8.5×11

Safe Holiday Travel Poster – 11×17



2017 Thanksgiving Crash Data by County

2017 Christmas/New Year’s Crash Data by County

2017 Holiday Impaired Driving Crashes

2017 Holiday Citations by County

2017 Holiday Travel Campaign Evaluation Report


Additional Resources

  • Safe Holiday Travel Videos
  • Tow to Go– AAA and Budweiser have partnered to provide free rides to those who have had too much to drink. Adults in need of a ride can call 1-855-2-TOW-2-GO. AAA will dispatch a tow truck and will take both the driver and the vehicle home, free of charge. This service is available throughout Florida – to both AAA members and non-members.
  • Florida Trip Tips Guide– With more than 18 million residents and 15 million visitors, Florida’s roads can be some of the busiest in the country. We encourage everyone traveling in Florida to join us as we lead the way to A Safer Florida by obeying all traffic laws and practicing good driving habits.