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FLHSMV Implements Legislation Requiring Driver Licenses and Identification Card numbers to Change
Customers renewing or replacing their license or identification cards in person or online will be issued a new number. Read on for all the details.
FHP Requests the public’s help in identifying driver and occupants involved in hit-and-run crash on I-4 in Orange County
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is requesting assistance from the public to help identify a driver who fled the scene of a crash this week.
Florida Department of Transportation Kicks Off Annual "Operation Southern Slow Down"
Speeding is a significant factor in traffic fatalities across Florida, contributing to nearly 10% of these fatalities statewide between 2019 and 2023.
Florida gas prices fall back to week-ago levels
"Crude oil and gasoline futures are holding steady, in hopes that cooling inflation could cause the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates," said Mark Jenkins, AAA.
FHP Launches Campaign to Win 2024 Best-Looking Cruiser
"As defending champions, we are once again calling on our fellow Floridians to stand with us and vote for our cruiser as the best-looking in the nation."
Central FL
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision last night in Volusia County that resulted in the death of the driver.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a collision last night in Citrus County that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
North Central Florida

Breaking News this Morning: Driver dies after a single-vehicle collision in Lafayette County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision in Lafayette County this morning that resulted in the death of the driver.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Gilchrist County last night that resulted in the death of a driver and passenger.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Gilchrist County yesterday that resulted in the death of a driver and a passenger.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision in Lafayette County this morning that resulted in the death of a passenger.
Northeast Florida

Breaking News Overnight: Passenger dies after single-vehicle collision in Bradford County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision this morning in Bradford County that resulted in the death of a passenger.

Breaking News Overnight: Single-vehicle collision in Columbia County kills two, critically injures one

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash in Columbia County last night that resulted in the death of the driver and a passenger.

Breaking News Overnight: Pedestrian and driver die after two related collisions in Duval County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to two separate yet related collisions this morning in Duval County that resulted in the death of a driver and pedestrian.

Breaking Morning News: Driver dies after a single-vehicle collision in Alachua County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision this morning in Alachua County that resulted in the death of the driver.

Breaking Afternoon News: Single-vehicle collision in Columbia County kills driver

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash in Columbia County this afternoon that resulted in the death of the driver.

Northwest Florida

Florida Highway Patrol Criminal Interdiction Unit Conducts Traffic Stop Leading to 91 Felony Charges and Four Misdemeanors

A search of the vehicle revealed multiple stolen credit cards, counterfeited credit cards, credit card skimmers, and a small amount of marijuana. The driver and passenger were both arrested on multiple charges.
With growing commuter, tourist, and freight traffic along I-4 in this area the interstate is in great need of addressing capacity and operations upgrades to improve mobility through the area, increase safety, enhance the quality of life.
"...On a national level, there were 4,392 drivers involved in fatal crashes over the five-year period who were changing lanes at the time.”- Richard Suzuki
The Trooper verified the speed to be approximately 100 mph and attempted to pull the vehicle over using emergency lights and sirens.
Panhandle

Updating Breaking News: FHP arrests shooter on Interstate 10 in Holmes County

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a report of an active shooter in Holmes County.  The suspect was reportedly a female who had recently checked out of a local hotel and told the staff she was going on a shooting spree directed by “God” in relation to the solar eclipse.
Two weeks ago, the state average jumped 21 cents per gallon. Then last week, the state average fell 5 cents before jumping another 8 cents.
“In the end, it's not just about the uniforms but the people who wear them with honor and style. As one survey respondent aptly put it, 'These uniforms are more than fabric and threads; they're the embodiment of the states they represent and the officers who wear them with pride,'" says Michael Dinich from Wealth of Geeks.
The Trooper, who had recently received a Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) identifying a location in his area for the suspect vehicle, a 2019 BMW 440I with Georgia Tag TBZ4664, positioned himself in a manner that would allow him to see if the vehicle crossed his path.
Florida's average gas price is now on a 10-day streak of declines, falling a total of 13 cents per gallon since February 1.
South Florida

Breaking News Overnight: FHP arrests driver on DUI manslaughter charges after fatal collision in DeSoto County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision last night in DeSoto County that resulted in a driver's death, and the arrest of the other.

Breaking Morning News: Driver dies after a single-vehicle collision in Hendry County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle this morning in Hendry County that resulted in the death of the driver.

Updating Breaking News: Driver dies after single-vehicle collision in DeSoto County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision last night in DeSoto County that resulted in the driver's death.

Southeast Florida

Florida gas prices move lower after 12 cents jump

Gasoline futures prices dropped 15 cents per gallon. The U.S. price for crude oil declined $5.73 per barrel (-7%) last week. Friday's closing price of $72.28/b was the lowest daily closing price in two weeks. 
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle collision in Brevard County last night that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.
"New research reveals that vehicle collisions with roadside workers are not always the result of poor visibility. More often than not, speed, driver distractions, and/or impairment are a factor." - Mark Jenkins, AAA.
There are penalties for hit and run crashes. They are not 'harmless' and can cause serious injury, property damage, and even death. Those involved should always stay on the scene and remember that driving is a privilege and a responsibility. Here are helpful statistics and accident tips.
The state average jumped from $2.99 per gallon on Monday to $3.18/g by mid-week. The U.S. price of crude oil settled at $78.01 per barrel.
"The state average has plummeted more than 16 cents in the past two weeks," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Here's why. …
Southwest Florida

Breaking Morning News: Pedestrian hit and killed by two vehicles in Collier County

Pedestrian Fatality
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Collier County this morning that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Hardee County this morning that resulted in the death of a driver.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a BOLO alert from the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, who attempted to stop a stolen silver Lexus traveling south on Interstate 75.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Charlotte County this morning, resulting in the death of a driver.
Tampa Bay

Breaking News Overnight: Bicyclist suffers serious injuries after collision with hit-and-run driver in Pinellas County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a hit-and-run collision last night in Pinellas County that resulted in a bicyclist suffering serious injuries.

Breaking News Overnight: FHP looking for a hit-and-run driver who hit and injured a pedestrian in Pasco County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a hit-and-run collision last night in Pasco County that resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian.

Breaking News Overnight: Motorcyclist dies after collision with vehicle in Sarasota County

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Sarasota County last night that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

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