Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed October 3rd – 9th as Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in the Sunshine State and St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth is helping Historic City News readers to participate.
If you were in a car crash, would police officers know how to quickly contact your loved ones? The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Emergency Contact Information program is a tool that law enforcement can use to do just that.
“Registration is quick and convenient,” Hollingsworth said. “It can be completed at any of the five convenient locations of the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s office.”
The system allows licensed drivers and identification card holders to submit two contacts to notify in the event of an emergency, such as a vehicle crash. The information can then be accessed only by law enforcement officers to find designated contacts in the case of an emergency.
The week’s observance will mark the fourth anniversary of the Emergency Contact Information program. More than 3.7 million Floridians have registered their contacts already.
There is no cost to register your emergency contact information when completing a driver license transaction or from the convenience of home through the Internet at www.flhsmv.gov/eci.