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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 […]


Miami Dolphins Specialty License Plate Sports New Look

~The redesigned plate will be available to the public in coming days~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Miami Dolphins specialty license plate is sporting a new look. The redesigned plate features an updated version of the Dolphins’ logo in the team colors of aqua and orange. Copies of the revised plate were shipped to county tax collector […]


In a Crash, Do the Right Thing and Stop

 ~Drivers face tougher penalties for fleeing the scene of a crash~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has experienced an alarming increase in the number of fatal hit and run crashes during the last two years.  The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), the Florida Police Chiefs Association […]


Redesigned FSU Specialty License Plate Goes on Sale

~New Seminole plate delivered to tag offices ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The wait is over for Florida State Seminole fans. The school’s redesigned specialty license plate was shipped to tag offices around the state this week. The revised tag features the school’s new team logo and better reflects the official school colors of garnet and gold. […]


What’s Your Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday?

~Fans don’t let fans drive drunk ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Sunday, February 1, many Super Bowl parties will feature pizza, wings, and yes…alcohol. That’s why the Florida Highway Patrol is urging football fans to choose sides before the game:  are you drinking OR driving? […]


DHSMV Promotes Reading for Florida’s Children

~Reading Accelerates Success ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Education in DOE’s seventh annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! The week-long celebration runs through Friday.  The theme of this year’s event is: Reading Accelerates Success. To help get the message out, […]


Florida’s New Specialty License Plate Goes On Sale

~Keiser University tag meets pre-sale voucher requirements~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida’s newest specialty license plate is now available to the public. The Keiser University plate is on sale at local county tax collector offices and tag agencies. The Keiser University tag is Florida’s 123rd specialty license plate. The revenue generated by the additional $25 fee for […]


Slow Down, Move Over and Save a Life

~DHSMV Reminds Motorists to Comply with the Move Over Law ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2013, there were over 130 traffic crashes in Florida that involved motorists who violated the Move Over law. Of those crashes, 81 resulted in injuries and 2 in fatalities. This month, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is […]


Honoring Florida’s Courageous First Responders

~Governor Scott proclaims next week First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —To honor the courage and commitment thousands of men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) display every day, Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed next week, January 5 through 9, as First Responder Appreciation Week […]