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DHSMV And Senator Bill Galvano Celebrate 10 Years of ECI Program

~ Florida’s Emergency Contact Information (ECI) program began with Christine Olson a decade ago ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), Senator Bill Galvano and Christine Olson of To Inform Families First (TIFF) are recognizing the 10-year anniversary of Florida’s emergency contact information (ECI) system. ECI is a […]


DHSMV Releases Redesigned Animal Friend Specialty License Plate

~Newly redesigned specialty plate will be available early October~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned Animal Friend specialty license plate. The new plate will be delivered to tax collector and tag agency offices and available by October 7. […]


DHSMV Promotes Child Passenger Safety Week

 ~ Florida Highway Patrol stepping up enforcement for child passenger safety ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In recognition of “Child Passenger Safety Week” proclaimed by Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reminds all motorists to properly restrain children in a vehicle and will focus on child passenger safety enforcement […]


DHSMV Conducts Commercial Vehicle Brake Safety Week

~ Brake safety and other outreach and enforcement September 11 – September 17 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is recognizing Brake Safety Week as part of Operation Air Brake. Operation Air Brake is an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) dedicated to improving […]


Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is September 1-9

~ You snooze, you lose, Florida! Motorists should get adequate rest before getting behind the wheel ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists not to drive drowsy this Labor Day weekend. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida […]


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

~Florida Highway Patrol participating in national campaign August 19 – September 5 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on drunk driving over the next two weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through Labor Day. FHP […]


DHSMV Releases New Design of University Of Central Florida Specialty License Plate

~Newly redesigned UCF specialty license plates available this month~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned specialty plate for the University of Central Florida (UCF). The new plate will be delivered to tax collector and tag agency offices by […]


August is Child Safety Awareness Month

~ Children are precious cargo – motorists must take responsibility to ensure children arrive alive ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is reminding motorists to focus on child safety in vehicles as well as on and around Florida roads. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Department of […]


Florida Highway Patrol Seeks Re-Accreditation

~Accreditation team invites public comments~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive August 15, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that FHP meets the CALEA’s® […]


DHSMV Encourages Drivers to Stay Right at Night

~Most fatal wrong way driving crashes occur in the center or left-hand lane~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Throughout the month of July, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)  is encouraging motorists to “Stay Right at Night” to avoid being in a wrong way driving crash. DHSMV is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs […]