Safety Center

Vehicle Safety

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is committed to providing highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. Select one of the links below to learn about our safety outreach campaigns, safety tips for driving, consumer safety information, and much more.

Buckle Up Florida, It’s the Law!

The safety belt is your vehicle’s best safety, but it only works if you use it. Buckle up every time you get in your vehicle. Do it to protect yourself and others. Do it to avoid a serious dent in your wallet — a ticket could be costly.

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Maintaining a Road-Ready Vehicle

Maintaining a dependable vehicle can help you avoid costly repairs and keep you safely motoring on Florida’s roadways. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) encourages consumers to perform regular maintenance to ensure their vehicles are road ready.

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A recall is issued when a manufacturer or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a vehicle, equipment, such as an airbag, car seat or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or, in rare cases, repurchasing the vehicle.

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Safety Resources

Additional Safety Resources

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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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