Red light cameras are used throughout the state, and the vehicle owner is responsible for any tickets issued, even if they were not driving. The penalty for a camera-captured failure to stop is $158.
Speeding in a work zone with workers and signs present carries an enhanced penalty of double the original fine.
Florida conducts up to 20 sobriety checkpoints across the state.
Under primary enforcement laws, children must be properly restrained in your vehicle. Children up to 5-years old must be secured in a car seat or booster. Children between the ages of six and 17 must use seat belts in front and back seats. The penalty for failing to secure child passengers is $60 and 3 points on your driving record.
Mature drivers over the age of 80 are required to renew their license every six years with a vision test.
Helmets are required for all motorcyclists under the age of 21 or those who have less than $10,00 in motorcycle injury medical coverage. Bicyclists under 16 must also wear a helmet when riding.
Drunk driving laws require a six-month license suspension upon a first offense, along with possible impoundment and vehicle forfeiture. However, if you refuse to take a blood-alcohol concentration test, your driver’s license will be suspended for a year. Penalties are enhanced for drivers with a BAC over .20, and ignition interlock devices are mandatory for a BAC of .15.
Under secondary enforcement law, texting is banned for all drivers.
The state does not have specific laws for drug impaired drivers, though marijuana possession and use is illegal.
Teen drivers can get their driving permit at age 15, their intermediate license at age 16, and full licensure at age 18.