Volume 4 Number 39
September 28, 2007

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES OFFERS TWO IMPORTANT SERVICES FOR FLORIDIANS

Now, Floridians can now go online and enter two emergency contacts on their Florida driver licenses electronically and the information can be retrieved by law enforcement in an emergency. This vital service was instituted after a teenage girl was killed in a car accident and it took over 5 hours to locate her mother. 

After the contacts are entered, and in the event of an accident, the police or highway patrol officer can run the driver license number through the system and access the emergency information immediately.

The Department of Highway Safety Web site for this service is:
https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/dlcheck/findcustomer

This service will allow you to provide emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This information may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members, or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card.

Your personal information in Florida motor vehicle and driver records is blocked in accordance with the Driver Privacy Protection Act.

Effective October 1, 2006, children ages 5 and older can now get State of Florida Identification Cards.  The identification cards are available to children who are either U.S. citizens or lawfully in this country.  Parents or legal guardians can bring the child to a driver license office or a tax collector office that does driver license transactions.  Two forms of identification will be required.  Two common forms include a certified copy a birth certificate and a social security card.  The fee for the identification card is $3.