Please remember, Driving is a Privilege, so Don’t Lose it
There are several infractions that can lead you to lose or restrict your driving privileges. Here are a few that pertain a lot to teen drivers.
- If you receive a moving traffic conviction while you have a Learner’s License, the one year period you are required to hold your Learner’s License will be extended for one year from the date of the conviction or until you are 18 years old, whichever happens first.
- If you receive 6 points on your driving record within a 12 month period, your driving privileges are automatically restricted to business purposes only for 12 months or until you are 18, whichever happens first. If you receive additional points during this restricted period, the restriction is extended 90 days for each additional point.
- If you have a blood alcohol level of .02% or more (applies to those under age 21), an administrative suspension of six months will result.
- If you are truant in your school attendance, your driving privilege is suspended until you provide proof you have attended school for 30 consecutive days.
- If you are convicted for possession of tobacco or nicotine products (applies to those under age 18).
Florida Driving Points and Violations
Here are several examples of how many Florida points you will be issued per violation.
|15 mph or less over the speed limit||3 points|
|More than 15 mph over the speed limit||4 points|
|Speeding resulting in an crash||6 points|
|Moving violation (includes driving during restricted hours and parking on a highway outside the limits of a municipality)||3 points|
|Moving violation resulting in a crash||4 points|
|Failing to stop at a traffic signal (effective October 1, 2005)||4 points|
|Passing a stopped school bus||4 points|
|Reckless driving||4 points|
|Leaving the scene of a crash resulting in property damage of more than $50||6 points|
|Improper lane change||3 points|
|Violation of a traffic control sign/device||4 points|
|Open container as an operator||3 points|
|Child restraint violation||3 points|
Zero Tolerance for DUI
Florida has a Zero Tolerance for DUI’s.
Drivers under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of .02% or more will have their license immediately suspended for 6 months.
Drivers under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of .02% or more will have their license immediately suspended for 1 year.
Refusal to submit to Testing
Refusal to submit to testing will result in an immediate suspension for 12 months.
Refusal to submit to testing will result in an immediate suspension for 18 months.