Licensed drivers' in Florida are being encouraged to register emergency contact information with the motor vehicle division under a state government campaign.
The campaign, called "Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week" runs from October 3rd through the 9th.
The Emergency Contact Information program allows people who have either Florida driver licenses or state identification cards to voluntarily register their emergency contacts. Only a law enforcement officer can get to the information in a case of an emergency. This information may save crucial time if it ever became necessary to contact family members or other loved ones.
In the 4-years the program has been in force, more than 3.7 million Floridians have registered their emergency contact information. Floridians can register the telephone number and home address of up to two people at either a state or tax collector-operated driver license office.
Another method of ensuring your emergency contact information is known is to enter the information into your cell phone identifying the contact name as I.C.E (In Case of Emergency). In fact, many providers include this as a standard contact in the address books. Since most people carry their cell phones with them, in the event of an emergency, your contact person can be reached to let them know of the incident.