Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Florida?

Some people call their distracted driving “multitasking.” Drivers often believe they can perform two tasks simultaneously without decreasing performance. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  If you are texting while driving, your eyes leave the road and your hands are not on the steering wheel…. read more

What Are the Rules in Florida Regarding Stopping for a School Bus?

We are all used to seeing yellow school buses throughout the year transporting children to and from school or school-related activities. However, do you know the rules in Florida regarding stopping for a school bus? Surprisingly, many people don’t understand when they must stop for… read more

Can I Only Operate My ATV or Go-Kart on My Property or Can I Actually Ride It on the Street in Gainesville?

ATVs and go-karts are popular throughout Florida, including Gainesville. Owners need to understand where they can legally operate and ride their off-road vehicles to avoid legal problems. Learning how Florida defines these vehicles is the first step to knowing where you can ride your ATV… read more

What Are My Rights When I’m Pulled Over in Florida?

A police officer is required to have a valid reason for pulling you over and detaining you. Otherwise, the traffic stop is unlawful. However, a traffic stop is not the time to argue this point with the police officer. Since almost every driver is likely… read more

Habitual Traffic Offenders

It’s terrible to see flashing blue lights behind your vehicle. You know that you are being pulled over. You immediately begin to think about how much money this traffic ticket is going to cost you.  Most drivers receive one or more traffic tickets during their… read more

What Do I Do at a Yield Sign in Florida? What are the Rules?

Knowing the rules of the road in Florida is the key to driving safely and avoiding traffic tickets. One such rule that people often wonder about is their responsibilities at yield signs. What does it mean to yield, and what happens if you fail to… read more

Do I Have to Pump My Brakes to Keep From Skidding if I Have an ABS?

This question is common, especially for teen drivers or adults just learning how to drive. It is also an important question. You do not want to reduce the effectiveness of your Antilock Brake System (ABS) by making a mistake in a moment of panic. What… read more

Florida Statute Makes Windshield Repairs Free

Cars, trucks, and SUVs go through a lot on Florida roads. They have become the primary way individuals get to work, school, or other destinations. As a result, passenger vehicles can experience general wear and tear and even serious damage. One of the most common… read more

Can I Get a Ticket for Jaywalking in Florida Even if There are No Cars Around?

Yes. Florida police can ticket you for jaywalking anywhere in the Sunshine State, even if there were no cars around when you jaywalked. Jaywalking is when a pedestrian crosses a roadway illegally. You’ve probably seen others jaywalk or even done it yourself. While it might… read more

I Was Arrested in Gainesville, Florida for DUI While Riding My Bicycle – How Can That Be?

Bicyclists must obey traffic laws when they are riding on Gainesville roads and streets. However, can a bicyclist be charged with driving under the influence? Is a bicycle considered a “vehicle” for the purposes of a DUI charge in Florida? Let’s examine what a DUI… read more