If you were in a car crash, would police officers know how to contact your loved ones quickly? The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Emergency Contact Information program is a tool that law enforcement can use to do just that.
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.
More than 3.7 million Floridians have registered their contacts. Registration is quick and convenient. It can be completed in a state- or tax collector-operated driver license office or from the convenience of home or at work through the Internet at www.flhsmv.gov/eci. There is no cost to register.
Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed October 3 – 9, 2010, as Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week in the Sunshine State. The week’s observance will mark the fourth anniversary of the ECI program.
Want to do your part to help us spread the word? Tell a friend how to register online through this link on the Escambia County Tax Collector’s website.