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What are the Fines for Speeding in a School Zone in Florida?

Florida law permits enforcement of a 15-20 mph speed limit in a school zone. This speed limit is enforceable for 30 minutes before, during, and after students arrive and leave school. Florida law sets the amount of your fine for speeding based on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you were caught…

Overview of Florida Speeding Laws

Speeding is among the most common types of traffic violations. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) reports that Orange County issued nearly 46,000 speeding tickets in 2018 alone. To protect their safety and their license, every driver in Florida should have an in-depth understanding of the state’s speeding laws. Here, our…

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When people consider traffic violations, they usually assume that these violations are speeding tickets or red light tickets. Those are the most common tickets issued in Florida, but there are many types of traffic tickets. For example, police officers in Florida can cite motorists for failure to maintain lane or for improper lane changes. According…

What happens when a person commits a crime or is guilty of a certain number of traffic offenses/accumulates too many points on their record? Their driver’s license may be revoked or suspended. When a license is revoked, the person cannot drive until the license is reinstated. If a person does drive in Florida with a…

Understanding a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida Most traffic offenses are punishable by a small fine and points assessed against one’s driving record but nothing more. On the contrary, committing a number of traffic violations over a short amount of time, or committing serious traffic crimes can earn one the classification of a “habitual traffic…

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense in the state of Florida. Indeed, a person who receives a DUI conviction may face serious punishments. If you are facing DUI charges, one of the first–and one of the most important–things that you should do is to call an experienced…

Florida has aggressively embraced red light cameras over the past few years. Sold as a public safety measure, red light cameras actually help the government flood its coffers with money. Whereas once a ticket could only be issued if a cop observed a red-light infraction, now cameras catch motorists speeding through a red light. The…

Florida Stop Sign Rules Many accidents happen at intersections because motorists do not follow the rules of the road. A stop sign, or a red light, is a clear indication you need to stop your vehicle. But what other stop sign rules are there? Below, we sketch out the most important stop sign rules you…

Florida law is very clear that those involved in a car accident should remain at the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, so many drivers flee that Florida is now facing an epidemic of hit-and-run accidents. If you have been arrested for leaving the scene, you should meet with an attorney right away. These are very…