Florida Traffic Statutes and Regulations FAQs

In Florida, most traffic citations and automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian accidents are governed by the rules, regulations, and laws set forth in Chapter 316, Florida Statutes. Some of the laws are more clear than others. Furthermore, some traffic infractions are cited by law enforcement more than others. It is important for all drivers in the State of Florida including drivers of passenger vehicles, trucks, and commercial vehicles as well as pedestrians and bicycles to do their best to follow and comply with these laws and regulations. In many cases, the violation of a Florida law leads to tragic consequences in the form of serious personal injuries and in some cases even death. These Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to Florida Traffic Laws will give you a general overview of many of the traffic laws in place for the State of Florida.

Florida Traffic Laws - Careless Driving / Reckless Driving

What Is Careless Driving?

What Is Reckless Driving?

Florida Traffic Laws - Following Too Closely / Rear End Automobile Accidents

What Is the Law Regarding Following Too Closely?

What Is the Law on Following Too Closely in Florida?
Automobile Accidents and Personal Injuries

What Is the Law Regarding Following Too Closely for Trucks and Trailers?

What Is the Law Regarding Following Too Closely in Motorcase or Caravan?

Florida Traffic Laws - Rights of Pedestrians

What Are the Rights of Pedestrians?

What Is the Legal Duty of Pedestrians Approaching a Green Circular Light and Green Arrow Light?

What Is the Legal Duty of Pedestrians Approaching a Steady Yellow Traffic Signal Light?

What Are the Florida Laws Regarding Pedestrians and Traffic Regulations?
Importance of Exercising Due Caution When Pedestrians Are Present

What Is the Florida Law Regarding Crosswalks and Rights of Pedestrians?

Florida Traffic Laws - Unlawful Speed / Speeding / Exceeding the Speed Limit

What Is Unlawful Speed?

What Are the Maximum Speed Limits in Business Districts, Residential Districts, and Highways?

Florida Traffic Laws - Passing or Overtaking a Vehicle

Is There a Florida Law on Passing or Overtaking a Vehicle?

How Are No Passing Zones Defined and Marked?

What Are Further Limitations on Driving to the Left of Center of Roadway?

What Is the Duty of a Driver Passing a Vehicle in the Opposite Direction?

What Is the Duty of a Driver Overtaking or Passing a Vehicle?

What Is the Duty of a Driver Who is Being Passed or Overtaken by Another Driver / Vehicle?

What Are the Limitations on Overtaking, Passing, Changing Lanes and Changing Course?

What Are the Restrictions or Limitations on Driving to the Left of the Center of the Roadway?

When Is Overtaking or Passing on the Right Side Permitted?

Florida Traffic Laws - Traffic Signals and Duties of Drivers

What Is the Legal Duty of a Driver Approaching a Flashing Red Light?

What Is the Legal Duty of a Driver Approaching a Flashing Yellow Light?

What Is the Legal Duty of Drivers Approaching a Green Circular Light and Green Arrow Light?

What Is the Legal Duty of Drivers Approaching a Steady Yellow Traffic Signal Light?

What Florida Statute / Florida Law Applies to Traffic at a Red Light? Importance of Obeying Law Especially for the Safety of Pedestrians and Children

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving in or Near an Intersection

What is the Duty of a Driver Approaching an Intersection in Which the Traffic Light is Operative?

What is the Duty of a Driver Approaching or Entering Intersections?

What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Stop Intersection?

What Is the Duty of a Driver at a Four Way Stop Intersection?

What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Yield Sign?

Florida Traffic Laws - Left Hand Turns

What Is the Duty of a Driver Attempting a Left Hand Turn?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving on the Right Side of Roadway

What Are the Rules for Driving in the Right Side of the Roadway (Right Lane) and Exceptions to the Rules?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving on the Right Side of Roadway

What Are the Rules for Driving in the Right Side of the Roadway (Right Lane) and Exceptions to the Rules?

Florida Traffic Laws - Divided Highways

What is the Law Regarding Driving on Divided Highways?

Florida Traffic Laws - Entering a Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley or Building

What Is the Duty of a Driver Entering Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley, or Building?

Florida Traffic Laws - One Way Roadways and Rotary Traffic Islands

What Regulations Apply to One Way Roadways and Rotary Traffic Islands?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving Within a Single Lane - Driving in Center Lane

What is the Rule for Driving within a Single Lane?

What Is Acceptable and Prohibited as to Center Lane Driving?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driver Approaching an Animal

What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching an Animal?

Florida Traffic Laws - Limited Access Roads

What Are the Restrictions on Using Limited Access Roadways?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving On Road with Emergency Vehicles

What Is the Duty of a Driver When an Emergency Vehicle Is En Route to an Existing Emergency?

Florida Traffic Laws - Driving on Road with Public Transit Vehicles

What Is the Duty of a Driver to Yield to Public Transit Vehicles?

Florida Traffic Laws - Duty to Stop When There Is a Crash Involving Death or Personal Injuries

What Is the Duty to Stop When There Is a Crash Involving Death or Personal Injuries?

Florida Traffic Laws - Duty of an Owner / Driver of a Disabled Vehicle

What Is the Duty of an Owner or Driver of a Disabled Vehicle Obstructing Traffic?

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