Tuesday, October 02, 2007

FHP Emergency Contact Service

LABELLE, FL. -- One year ago today, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) implemented a new emergency contact information system that allows Florida motorists to voluntarily provide emergency contact information online using their Florida driver licenses or Florida identification cards.

The information can then be accessed by law enforcement officers to notify designated contacts if a motorist is seriously injured or killed in a traffic crash. In the event of an unfortunate emergency, having this information readily at hand will allow law enforcement officials to quickly get in touch with those listed as a contact.

On this first year anniversary, Florida motorists are urged to go online and enter their emergency contact information. To date, over 743,000 Floridians have already done so. However, with over 18 million licensed drivers and identification card holders in our state, many more need to take the time to go online and enter their information.

Anyone with a valid Florida driver license or identification card can go online and enter their emergency contact information at www.hsmv.state.fl.us. The information is kept secure, and is only used by law enforcement officials in case of an emergency. It�s easy to do; it requires only a few minutes; and it�s very important!

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