TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The 2013 hurricane season has begun and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is encouraging people to register their emergency contacts.
Those with a driver license or identification card can register up to two emergency contacts by visiting this site or going to a driver license office.
There is no fee to register emergency contacts.
"Registering your emergency contact information can provide families and loved ones with added peace of mind," DHSMV Executive Director Julie L. Jones said in a release. "We are pleased that more than 7 million Floridians have registered their contacts, but that leaves nearly 10 million whose contact information is not available to police."
Even those who have registered their contacts are encouraged to double check and make sure they are up-to-date.
"The Florida Highway Patrol has run into situations where a person involved in a crash had registered their emergency contact information but failed to update it," said FHP Director Col. David Brierton. "Outdated information can significantly delay our efforts to provide quick notification to families and loved ones."