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Florida Drivers With a New York Traffic Ticket

Florida is a great place for people all across America to travel and enjoy a nice sunny vacation.  With so many different sites to see Florida has beautiful beaches, the Everglades and excellent theme parks from Busch Gardens, Sea World, Disney World and Universal Studios.  So where do Florida residents like to travel when they want a change of scenery from their beautiful home state? Every year thousands of Floridians travel up to New York for a change of pace, leaving their relaxing surroundings for the busy city life.  Florida residents traveling to New York should…

Red Light Cameras Suspended In Tampa?

Have you ever received a traffic ticket in the mail for running a red light but don’t remember being pulled over? Well, you are not alone. Red light cameras placed at major intersections are gaining popularity all over the nation. They allow police to catch law breakers in the act without ever having to be there. And Tampa is no exception. The $158 ticket can be hard to dispute sometimes when photographic evidence of your crime is mailed to you alongside your ticket. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the city is being asked to temporarily suspend red light cameras until the legislature…

Why Traffic School Is An Option You Should Always Take

Given the option between increased insurance premiums and a potential license suspension and a half-day or full-day course, the choice seems obvious. But many Sarasota drivers do not realize just how great traffic school can be. Like golf, your driving record should be a low scoring game. And traffic school can help you keep it that way. Points are tacked onto your Sarasota driving record for various reasons (and in various amounts): non-moving violations, speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, etc. As you accumulate more points on your driving record, you will also…

What Happens In Florida Traffic Court?

So you received a traffic ticket and are now being summoned to attend Florida traffic court. Now what? Different than other courts you may have been to before, Florida traffic court only hears issues dealing with traffic tickets. Another major difference you will notice is the lack of a prosecutor in your case. Rather, the officer that issued your Florida traffic citation will serve as the prosecutor in your case. The officer will simply argue that he issued the ticket because you were breaking the law in some capacity and you will then be presented with the opportunity to defend…

Vehicle Registration Issues in Tampa

In Tampa, the police are always looking for something to catch you on. Some items are more obvious (driving under the influence, speeding) while others are more subtle. Issues dealing with your Tampa vehicle registration certainly fall into that second category. Unfortunately, they can still carry some serious fines and penalties. Vehicle registration is managed by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles and serves as an important revenue resource for the state. And if you want to drive your car in Tampa then you need to register your car every year. Three of the more common…

How Police Catch You Speeding In Florida

Slow down! Did you know that Florida police have at least four different ways they can catch you speeding? Well it’s true and they are always on the lookout for any driver going over the posted limit. In fact, it was recently reported that the state of Florida hands out more speeding tickets than any other state. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the various types of speed measurement devices in Florida.
  1. Radar: Certainly the most common speed measurement device in Florida, one of the reasons radars are so popular is because they can measure both

Suspended Licenses in Tampa

The basic rationale behind suspending a drivers’ license in Tampa is simple—promote safe driving and punish those drivers that offend or ignore important traffic laws. Courts in Tampa also use a suspended license as a punishment for non-driving crimes.   When it comes to license rules, Florida is considered one of the strictest states in the nation. There are multiple ways a driver can get his or her driver’s license suspended in Tampa, including:

Driving With an Expired License in Sarasota

How does a $500 fine, 6 months probation, and up to 60 days in county jail sound to you? Well it doesn’t sound that appealing to us either but those are the potential punishments attached to driving with an expired license in Sarasota. The punishments seem harsh because the state of Florida considers this to be a criminal offense. A common traffic offense in Sarasota, the criminal punishments kick in after four months of driving with an expired license. In Sarasota, drivers should receive notification in the mail 45 days before their license is set to expire. The expiration…

Move Over Or Else: A Look At Florida’s Move Over Law

Move over, it’s the law! If you can remember that simple phrase when driving in Florida, then you will avoid the three point penalty attached to violating this state statute. The purpose behind the Move Over Law in Florida is
Sounds simple enough, right? Well to show motorist just how seriously the state takes compliance with the Move Over Law, the state attaches a three point penalty to breaking the law in addition to fines. The law was passed in 2002, and since then law enforcement officers and other agencies have worked hard to spread awareness on how to handle these emergency

What to Expect In Florida Traffic School

Boring and necessary. Those two words basically sum up traffic school in Florida. Let’s bypass a discussion of the boring aspect of traffic school and delve into why it is necessary. To begin, traffic school in Florida is only available for civil infractions. Civil infractions include: speeding tickets, careless driving tickets, a citation for failure to change lanes and other moving violations that typically do not require you to make a court appearance. Assuming you are eligible, the benefit of taking a traffic school class to avoid points on your driving record should…
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