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You Snooze, You Lose, Florida! Don’t Drive Drowsy

~ Drowsy Driving Prevention Week reminds motorists to drive alert ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is leading the Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign starting this Labor Day weekend. DHSMV reminds motorists to get adequate rest before getting behind the wheel, take breaks to remain alert and […]


136th Basic Recruit Class Graduates From FHP Academy

~ Florida Highway Patrol welcomes 33 new Troopers to the road ~  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 136th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 33 new troopers join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to […]


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

~Florida Highway Patrol participating in national enforcement campaign August 17 – September 4~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, starting today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety […]


FHP Urges Aggressive Drivers To Think Twice

~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs August 11-24 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troopers will begin Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving around large trucks and reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes. “FHP is committed to […]


DHSMV Releases New Design of the Florida Panthers’ Specialty License Plate

~Newly redesigned Florida Panthers specialty license plates will be available statewide August 9~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned Florida Panthers specialty license plate. The redesigned plate is being delivered to the department’s locations and tax collector offices […]


As Children Go Back To School This August, Focus On Child Safety

~ DHSMV’s Child Safety Awareness campaign reminds motorists to protect Florida’s most precious cargo ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes August as Child Safety Awareness Month and is reminding motorists to focus on child safety on Florida roads. Preliminarily in 2016, there were 134,790 children under […]


Southeastern States Collaborate to Reduce Traffic Fatalities and Crashes

~ Florida Highway Patrol wants to ensure motorists “Arrive Alive” ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Starting today, the Florida Highway Patrol joins a week-long initiative across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee to reduce serious bodily injury and fatal crashes on Florida’s roadways. The multi-state, multi–jurisdictional, highly visible initiative will raise awareness of traffic safety […]


FHP Wants You to “Arrive Alive” this Independence Day

~Designate a sober driver during this Independence Day weekend~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Fourth of July is considered one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges everyone to use caution when traveling on Florida roads this weekend for a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. […]


Statement from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes and FHP Director Colonel Gene Spaulding

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report Sergeant William Trampas Bishop, a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, has succumbed to injuries he sustained while on duty in Alachua County this evening. Sergeant Bishop was a 30 year veteran FHP Trooper, who, like all troopers, put the well-being of those he serves […]


Florida Highway Patrol Looking For Aggressive Drivers

~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs June 16-29 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Passenger vehicles and tractor trailers share Florida’s highways every day, but too often aggressive driving habits result in deadly crashes between the two. Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will begin Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign […]