The Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) mobile will be on the Florida A&M University Set Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is a partnership between the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Mobile Vehicles and the FAMU Department of Public Safety.
The appearance of the FLOW mobile is designed to help students and faculty take care of issues they would normally have to handle at the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
“It’s going to be a great program and a big convenience for students and staff,” said Sherri Luke, FAMU police officer.
Services available at the FLOW mobile include driver’s license and ID card renewals, lost or damaged driver license or ID replacement, name and/or address changes, vehicle registration and tag renewals, specialty license plates and disabled parking permits.
Individuals will also be able to enter their emergency contact information into the DHSMV database, making it available to law enforcement in case of an emergency.
Students think that the FLOW mobile will be a helpful solution to handling many of their licensing issues.
“I think it’s a good idea and it would be more convenient than having to stand in all those lines at the DMV,” said Brittany Howell, 22, a sophomore economics student from West Palm Beach.
Students also think that the FLOW mobile may prove useful for first-year students who are unfamiliar with Tallahassee.
“I think that would be convenient because new students might not know their way around, it would make it easier for the students,” said Cedric West, a third-year criminal justice student from Quincy.
The FLOW mobile will also be used to promote and educate students about Florida’s alcohol program. Florida’s zero tolerance law states that any driver under 21 that is stopped by law enforcement and has a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher will automatically have their Florida drivers license suspended for six months.
“This program is very important because many students do not know that the legal? limit for under 21 is .02 instead of .08,” Luke said.
?Many hope that the .08 program will assist in educating people on underage drinking laws as well as have a positive effect on behavior.
“That program would be something good because I didn’t even know about that,” West said. “Each and every time you educate someone it’s a positive, so if you educate even one person it’s a good thing.”
Individuals wishing to be issued drivers license or identification will need to bring a photo ID and a secondary form of ID such as a social security card or birth certificate.
For additional info on fees and acceptable identification please visit http://www.flhsmv.gov.