Florida’s distracted driving law—called the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law”—prohibits all motorists from text messaging while operating a vehicle. Read about the law's specifics and the costs of a texting ticket.
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.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Florida requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Florida has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates Florida’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: Florida Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height
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.