Florida Golf Cart Laws

Golf carts are as plentiful in Florida as palm trees and beautiful beaches. In Pinellas County alone, there are around 1,900 registered golf carts described as “street legal.” This number does not include unregistered golf carts or those that people use on their private property or golf courses. Not only are these vehicles more environmentally… read more

Florida HB 657: Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits 

Whether you are distracted by your phone or rushing to get to work, speeding through a school zone can have catastrophic consequences. You may be pulled over for speeding and receive a citation. You could injure a student or teacher trying to cross the street. You could even hurt yourself in a collision with a… read more

New Law on Florida’s E-Bikes

Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, are a popular way to get around in Florida. E-bikes are used by locals and visitors alike and are widely available for easy rental in many popular vacation cities.  E-bikes are a relatively new transportation development, so laws and regulations around their use are still under development. Anyone who takes to… read more

New Florida Motorcycle Safety Legislation

Florida passed a law in 2023 directed to motorcycle safety education. This law shifts a fee collected from motorcycle owners to an education program operated by private non-profits rather than the state. Reasonable minds differ about whether this change will improve motorcycle safety. The bill’s supporters believe private organizations can create a more effective program… read more

Right-of-Way Laws in Florida

Right-of-way laws are the rules of the road that help keep traffic moving smoothly. However, it’s not always easy to remember all the laws that govern who has the right of way in every traffic situation.  Taking the time to review Florida’s right-of-way laws can save you from being involved in an accident. Aside from… read more

Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Your Person

Florida motorists must have a valid driver’s license to drive legally. Of course, if you forget your license at home, it’s a minor offense that doesn’t carry significant consequences. On the other hand, driving without owning a license entirely is a crime that carries severe penalties. It’s important to know the difference between these offenses… read more

Are Wolf Hybrids Legal in Florida?

You may be curious as to whether wolf hybrids can be legally owned in Florida, and the answer is yes. There are ways to legally own an animal that is a wolf hybrid. However, if you are wondering whether you can own a wolf hybrid as a pet, then the answer is no. Wolf hybrids… read more

Does the Slow Speed Impediment Statute Apply to Cyclists in Florida?

Many drivers and bicyclists in Florida are unfamiliar with the slow speed impediment statute. Those familiar with the statute might assume that it applies to cyclists and motorists. That is not the case. The slow speed impediment statute does not apply to cyclists in Florida. However, other laws do apply to cyclists when they are… read more

Window Tint Laws in Florida

Tinted windows provide a vehicle’s occupants with increased privacy, reduce glare while driving, and enhance a car’s appearance. Window tinting is especially popular in Florida due to its ability to reduce the amount of heat that builds up in a parked car.  However, adding an aftermarket tint to a car’s windows is closely regulated in… read more

Is Jaywalking Legal in Florida?

Did you know that the word “jaywalking” doesn’t exist in any Florida regulations? It is simply slang that has been in use since the early 20th century. Even though the term has no legal meaning, it is well understood by the general public. Jaywalking is the act of crossing a road by a pedestrian at… read more