The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMV) keeps a record of each driver’s moving violation convictions using a point system. Each traffic conviction is assigned a point value, and drivers who accumulate too many points face license suspension.
Florida’s distracted driving law—called the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”—prohibits all motorists from text messaging while operating a vehicle and using a wireless communication device in certain locations.
Like most other states, Florida has two types of speeding laws: “absolute speeding limits” and a “basic speeding law.” Read about how these speed limits work and the costs of getting a speeding ticket.
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Florida, you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
"Driving without a license” in Florida can refer to three scenarios: driving unlicensed, driving without a license in your immediate possession, and driving while on a suspended or revoked license. The penalties depend on the type of violation and the circumstances.
In Florida, like other states, a moving violation is any traffic offense that occurs while a vehicle is in motion. Moving violations cover a wide range of offenses, and can be simple infractions or felonies, depending on the offense and the circumstances.