Emergency Contact Registration

By: Deneige Broom Email
By: Deneige Broom Email

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is using this holiday season to encourage people to register their emergency contacts.

Through the Emergency Contact Information program, licensed drivers and identification card can register two contacts in the database.

These people could then be notified in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle crash.

Only law enforcement officers would be able to contact these individuals.

Currently, 4 million Floridians have registered their information.

With people hitting the roads for holiday travel, FHSMV wants to encourage people to register.

"We have a lot more people traveling in and out of the state of Florida to go see family. We have a lot of people on the roads so we may see an increase in crashes and things like that so this may be a very good reminder this is something you need to do," said FHSMV Spokesperson, Ann Howard.

Registration can be completed at a state or a tax collector-operated driver license office. You can also complete the form online, at the link below.

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  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Dec 15, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    Sure why not they already got us to the point to get our driver's permit? Its like? do you have relatives living in Germany or? Papers please that goes aganst what the Founders of our Replublic meant. Its nothing more then and I.D. Card try and a end around ploy of the law so sure give em what ever lets all just become lay downs and kiss freedoms goodbye bummer.
  • by Smarter than Lovely Location: Tallahassee on Dec 15, 2010 at 06:03 AM
    Lovely has it wrong. Call center outsourcing, if it happens, would have calls routed right here to Tallahassee ( NOT India, not even outside of Leon County!) to be answered by many of the same employees who are currently employed by the state for the same purpose. With this outsourcing, customer service improves AND taxpayers save money by having a privately-owned business whose only job is call center operations utilize their advanced technology, hardware and software to do the job better. If "Lovely" is good at his or her job, then "Lovely" will have a place in outsourced call center with opportunities for greater income based on good performance. Way to go HSMV! Congrats on all the good work.
  • by Lovely on Dec 14, 2010 at 07:07 PM
    Yeah, FLHSMV is great...that's why they're outsourcing their call center to a 3rd party company in a few months. You may have less hold time when you call them, but you'll probably be talking to someone in India and be paying more in unemployment as a taxpayer to the employees that are going to be laid off. Like we really need hundreds of more unemployeed people searching for non-existent jobs in Tallahassee.
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