The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) recognizes October 20 to 26 as National Teen Driver Safety Week in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). FLHSMV joins the Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Associations and AAA – The Auto Club to educate teens, parents, caregivers and educators on the importance of staying focused while driving and putting down devices to ensure all teens Arrive Alive.
“The Florida sheriffs are committed to promoting and supporting programs that help keep our youth safe, especially when they are driving on our state’s roadways. On behalf of all Florida sheriffs, I fully endorse the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Put it Down and Focus on Driving campaign,” said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, President of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
Sheriff Bill Prummell stated “the youth of our county is one of our greatest resources”. “An investment in their safety is well worth my efforts and the efforts of my staff”.