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DHSMV Partners With Nissan/Infiniti Regarding Urgent Airbag Safety Recalls

~ Owners of certain 2001-2006 Nissan/INFINITI models urged to act on FREE repairs of potentially deadly airbag inflators ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has partnered with Nissan/INFINITI to urge Floridians owning certain 2001-2006 model year Nissan and INFINITI vehicles to immediately respond to an urgent recall […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces Chief Of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

~ Major Derek Barrs of FHP’s Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement promoted to Chief ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, has appointed Major Derek Barrs as the Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement effective today, November 3, 2017. Chief Derek Barrs is a 26-year law enforcement veteran who has most […]


DHSMV Urges Safe Travel This Holiday Season

~ FHP reminds drivers to put driving safety at the top of their holiday checklist ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) launched its Holiday Travel Campaign to ensure motorists Arrive Alive to their destination. The holidays are a peak travel period and millions of Floridians and […]


Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

~ FHP is handing out safety tips this Halloween ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), reminds motorists and pedestrians to use extreme caution and safely share the road this Halloween night. Motorists should always stay focused when behind […]


Help “Stuff the Chargers” this Holiday Season

~Help feed families in need by stuffing FHP chargers with non-perishable food donations ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and it division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), announced the start of its annual “Stuff the Charger” Thanksgiving food drive. Today through November 15, […]


Florida Teaming Up With East Coast States 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 […]


New Florida Driver License and ID Card Expanding Statewide

~ More than 200 service centers throughout the state to begin offering Florida’s new, more secure credential. ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) expands its issuance of a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. Through December, DHSMV will add the more than […]


October 15–21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week

~ DHSMV promotes occupant protection for teens with We Arrive Alive campaign ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 15 to 21 to remind teens, and those in the car with them, […]


The Florida Highway Patrol Announces New Deputy Director

~ Chief Troy Thompson of FHP’s Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement promoted to Lt. Colonel ~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, announced Chief Troy Thompson as Deputy Director of the Florida Highway Patrol effective today, October 6, 2017. Lieutenant Colonel Troy Thompson is a 24-year law enforcement veteran who has most […]


DHSMV Implements Fee Waivers for Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

~ DHSMV offers delinquent and replacement fee waivers for those impacted by the storm ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is waiving certain driver license and motor vehicle service fees for individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma. “Many Floridians have felt the effect of Hurricane Irma and DHSMV […]