Racing on a Highway
This charge is a criminal traffic violation charged as a first-degree misdemeanor. In addition to the criminal penalties the DHSMV will suspend your license for at least 1 year. There are some areas in the State of Florida that do not recognize this charge as constitutional. Therefore, it is important that you contact one of our attorneys immediately to ensure that your rights are being protected.
Florida Statute 316.191(2)(a) provides that a person may not:
- Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration or for the purpose of making a speed record on any highway, roadway, or parking lot;
- In any manner participate in, coordinate, facilitate, or collect moneys at any location for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition;
- Knowingly ride as a passenger in any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition; or
- Purposefully cause the movement of traffic to slow or stop for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition.