Press Releases

Florida Highway Patrol Pays Tribute to Fallen Officers in Nation’s Capital

~FHP Trooper Chelsea Richard’s name added to National Memorial Wall~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol Colonel David Brierton and members of the Florida Highway Patrol traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the National Police Week ceremonies. The annual event, now in its 34th year, honored the men and women of law enforcement […]

A Quick Click Could Save Your Life

~Click it or Ticket 2015 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The school year is almost over, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and that means the unofficial start of the summer travel season.  As you start planning for your summer travel, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) would like to remind […]

Both Drivers and Motorcycle Riders Must be Vigilant in Sharing the Road

~ May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a state where growing numbers of motorcycles and vehicle drivers share the roads, it is important for all motorists to practice safe driving behaviors to prevent motorcycle crashes. With more than 80,000 miles of roads and ideal, year-round riding conditions, Florida is a […]

Two Specialty Tags Get New Name and Look

 ~DHSMV Announces New Plates to Go on Sale Soon~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announces the release of two specialty license plates that have been  provided new looks and new names. The current Catch Me Release Me plate has been redesigned and is now called Protect Our Oceans.  Also being […]

April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

~ Being distracted equals delayed reactions ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and mind on driving — that’s the message the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) want motorists to remember this April during Distracted Driver Awareness Month. […]

New and Redesigned Military License Plates Available to Public

~DHSMV Releases 10 Plates in its Military License Plate Collection~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announces the release of a new military license plate, along with the redesign of nine other plates in the state’s military license plate collection. The new Combat Medical Badge tag is going on sale this […]

New Moffitt Cancer Center Specialty License Plate Released

~New specialty plate will help benefit cancer research~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The newest specialty license tag is going on sale across the state this week. The new Moffitt Cancer Center plate is designed to support research and clinical trials at the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center. The plate costs $25 in addition to the normal state registration […]

Florida Among Multiple States Teaming Up to Promote Traffic Safety on I-95

~Mission is to Save Lives on One of the Busiest Interstate Corridors ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is collaborating with the state police, highway patrols and local law enforcement jurisdictions of every state on the Eastern Seaboard in an effort to keep one of the nation’s major Interstate corridors safe and […]

Motorists on Florida Highways Reminded to Slow Down, Exercise Patience, Save Lives

~Aggressive driving is very dangerous~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March is “Spring Break” month in Florida, which means more traffic on state highways. And while vacationers are eager to get to their destinations, it is important for drivers to remember that aggressive driving is extremely dangerous, especially around large vehicles such as tractor-trailers or commercial carriers. […]

Spring Breakers: Play Safe! Be Smart! Be Responsible!

~ No party is worth the costs of driving impaired #SpringBroke2015~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State law enforcement agencies and associations are partnering during the month of March to encourage spring breakers to have a safe celebration in Florida. The state’s beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions lure thousands of spring breakers every year, but bad […]