FLHSMV Celebrates New Year With 98% Real ID-Compliance Rate - Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The end of 2022 marked a significant milestone for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), which proudly reported that 98% of Floridians had already obtained their new Real ID driver's licenses. It is especially noteworthy considering last year's challenges, including the renewed push toward Real ID compliance and preparing for the new Secure ID program taking effect in 2023.
Overview of FLHSMV's 2022 Achievements
In 2022, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) saw several successes in its mission to keep Floridians safe on the roads. One of the most notable achievements was reaching full REAL ID compliance. It means that all Florida driver's licenses and identification cards now meet or exceed federal standards for security and are acceptable forms of identification for domestic air travel and entry into federal buildings.
Other notable achievements for FLHSMV in 2022 include:
- Issuing over 6 million driver's licenses and ID cards
- Investigating over 27,000 complaints against motor vehicle dealerships
- Inspecting over 4 million vehicles at annual safety inspections
- Investigating nearly 12,000 highway incidents
- Recovering nearly $32 million in Medicaid fraud
The FLHSMV is proud of its accomplishments in 2022 and looks forward to continuing its work in 2024 to keep Florida's roads safe for everyone.
What is Next for FLHSMV?
Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is celebrating a new year with a 100% Real ID compliance rate. All Florida drivers have the documentation to board a domestic or commercial flight or enter a federal facility.
FLHSMV has been working towards this goal for many years, and it is finally a reality. It is a huge accomplishment for the state of Florida and its residents.
So, what's next for FLHSMV?
The agency will continue to work hard to ensure that all Florida drivers have the required documentation to board a domestic or commercial flight or enter a federal facility. FLHSMV will continue to offer resources and assistance to Floridians who need help obtaining their Real ID-compliant driver's license or identification card.