The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 70, Trucks 70
Urban Interstates: Cars 70, Trucks 70
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 70, Trucks 70
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement : Yes
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Yes, under the name "affidavit of defense." (Search Florida Rules of Traffic Court, rule 6.340.)
Jury Trial Allowed
DWI: Yes, if violation of state criminal statute
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash resulting in injury to or death of any persons or damage to any vehicle or other property in an apparent amount of at least $500 shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of the crash to the local law enforcement department; however, if the crash involves damage less than $500, no injuries, the vehicles did not need a wrecker, and the crash did not involve an intoxicated or "hit and run" driver, you may download and complete the following report for insurance purposes: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/CrashReport/CrashReport.pdf
(Florida Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles, http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/CrashReport/)
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $10,000
All injuries: $20,000
Property Damage: $10,000
Florida is a "no-fault" state
Novice Drivers: No special restrictions
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: No restrictions
http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqsuspend.html (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) and/or the website for the particular county of your ticket
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: FHP (347)
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This page was last updated: August 2010