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Front of the updated Florida driver's license.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The last time Florida driver’s licenses were redesigned was in 2003.

In 2017, licenses and state identification cards debuted with a new look and enhanced security features.

Now, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or FLHSMV, is adding further modifications to the cards.

An organization says 10 million Floridians have signed up to donate organs and tissues through its donor registry.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says they are not running a ticket quota system. The statement comes after an officer told his troopers they’re not issuing enough speeding citations.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

More than 200 people in Florida were involved in crashes last year because of drivers who failed to move over for stopped vehicles, and 5,518 citations were issued.

And so far in 2017, three people have been killed.

Politico

Florida Senator Bill Nelson wants the Department of Justice to investigate the state's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for selling peoples' private information.

Sure you can use Facebook to mark yourself "safe" if there's some sort of natural disaster. But what if you're involved in an emergency situation and for some reason you can't communicate?

Two of Governor Rick Scott’s new agency leaders earned cabinet-level approval Tuesday, but Scott still isn’t saying why he let go of one his longest-serving agency secretaries.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey has been replaced by Rick Swearingen.  Scott was twice asked by reporters Tuesday why Bailey was let go but didn’t answer the question.

Florida License Plates May Get a Facelift

Oct 9, 2012
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The proposed Florida license plate will be easier to read in an effort to crack down on toll booth runners.

Currently, state tags have raised letters and numbers. The new tags would be completely flat.  

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles hopes it will make the tags easier to read. The state loses about $7 million a year from toll booth runners with hard-to-read tags.  

But department spokeswoman Kirsten Olsen-Doolan says revenue isn't the only reason to switch to the new plates.