Emergency Contact Initiative — One of the Top 50 Innovations in Government

Florida’s Emergency Contact Information  – 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.

Be sure that when you update your drivers license you add your Emergency Contacts.

If you are involved in a serious accident, how will loved ones find out? In 2005, due to the lack of emergency contact information available to law enforcement officials, Florida resident Christine Olson could not be notified for hours after her daughter died in an accident. Ms. Olson became an advocate for a solution to prevent similar situations in the future and contacted her state legislator Rep. Bill Galvano.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles partnered with Ms. Olson and the Florida Legislature, and recently instituted a voluntary system to help law enforcement officers reach family members in an emergency.
You can add up to two contact names and addresses including their home, work and cellular phone numbers to your Florida driver’s license or identification card. A Florida identification card can be obtained for $3 by Florida residents age 12 and older who do not already hold a current Florida driver’s license. There is no charge for this service and contact information can be updated and changed as often as needed.
As of October 1, 2013, over eight million Floridians have registered emergency contacts – Have You? If you haven’t already, here is a direct link to register your driver’s license and emergency contacts.  https://services.flhsmv.gov/eci/
Click here Wayne Hogan’s message about the Emergency Contact Information System.


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Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.