Driving Safety

Inclement Weather Conditions

Florida is known for extreme and rapidly changing weather conditions. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) urge motorists to practice safe driving every day and take extra precautions during inclement weather.

When Visibility is Low, Drive Slow

Smoke, fog and heavy rain can all lower visibility on roads. To ensure safety, DSHMV encourages drivers to be aware of important safe driving rules.

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Driving in Severe Weather

Driving in severe weather conditions can significantly increase the potential for a dangerous situation. Buckle up and follow safe driving rules to Arrive Alive.

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Emergency Preparedness

It’s never too early to make a plan. DHSMV encourages all residents to have a disaster preparedness plan in place.

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Driving in Icy Conditions

Freezing rain and ice are road hazards that Florida motorists seldom encounter, but such conditions can and have occurred in the state.

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Additional Resources

Helpful links for more information on emergency preparedness.

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