A holiday travel campaign has launched in Florida to remind drivers to travel safely and never drive impaired.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, and AAA – The Auto Club Group on the initiative to urge responsible driving.

“While this holiday season may look different than ones past, we’re encouraging everyone on the road to have patience, practice safe driving behaviors, and make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly buckled,” said FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes.

“Arriving to your destination is truly the best gift you can offer your loved ones and fellow motorists.”

FLHSMV is reminding motorists to:

  • Never drive impaired
  • Check tires
  • Buckle up
  • Register or update your Emergency Contact Information
  • Observe and obey all speed limits

In 2019, preliminarily, there were 10,163 crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, with 93 resulting fatalities. There were 12,101 crashes during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, resulting in 124 fatalities.