OPPAGA text logo with graphic of FL historic capitol
OPPAGA text logo with graphic of FL historic capitol

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Motorist Compliance

What is the purpose of the program?

The Bureau of Motorist Compliance ensures that registered vehicles and vehicle owners are insured in compliance with Florida's Financial Responsibility Law and Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance laws.

What services does the program provide?

The program is organized under the department's Division of Motorist Services. It maintains insurance policy information obtained from insurance companies; enforces sanctions on people who violate highway safety laws; and ensures the assessment of people with medical conditions who are unable to operate a vehicle. It also monitors and regulates driver improvement schools, DUI programs, commercial driving schools, and Florida Motorcycle Rider Training ProgramsIn addition, the program coordinates safety publications (including the Class E and Commercial Driver License handbooks), the Automated Driver License Testing System, Class E skills tests, grant management, driver safety outreach, and research and evaluation of emerging safety trends.

How well does the program perform?

One of the program's primary goals is to ensure that all registered vehicles and owners are properly insured.  In Calendar Year 2019, the department issued 419,122 insurance suspensions for failure to maintain Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance and/or liability insurance.

How are these activities funded?

The Bureau of Motorist Compliance is funded as part of the Motorist Services budget entity.
Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
PROGRAM: MOTORIST SERVICES
MOTORIST SERVICES
122,570,896
1,430.00
TOTAL
122,570,896
1,430.00

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles - Selected Administrative Activities and Prior Audit Follow-Up - Operational Audit, Auditor General Report No. 2020-191, April 2020.
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles - Commercial Driver's License Program and Prior Audit Follow-Up - Operational Audit, Auditor General Report No. 2017-088, January 2017.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Office of Inspector General reports are available by contacting the inspector general at inspectorgeneral@flhsmv.gov.

Websites of Interest

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Office Locations
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Cabinet and Legislature Reports & Statistics
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Useful Web Links
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

Performance Information

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Performance Dashboard tracks the department's performance in meeting the goals and standards associated with accomplishing its mission of safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement.


Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Chapter 320, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Ray Graves, Bureau Chief of Motorist Compliance, 850-617-2570

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