Florida Driving Tips

Make your Florida vacation as easy as possible by being prepared with these driving tips. Whether renting a car or driving into Florida, Florida has some unique traffic laws. Being aware of these traffic tips will help you avoid a costly traffic ticket or citation on your Florida trip.

  • Florida motorists can be stopped and ticketed for texting while driving. Do not text and drive!
  • Florida state law requires wearing your seat belt. In addition, children under age 4 or less than 40 lb (15 kg) must be in a child car seat.
  • You may turn right at a red light after coming to a complete stop, unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted at the intersection.
  • Florida’s Move Over Law requires drivers to move over one lane for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation and utility service vehicles, as well as tow trucks and wreckers.
  • Florida prohibits the use of hazard lights or flashers while a motor vehicle is in motion, including during severe weather.
  • Central Florida, especially Orlando and Kissimmee have many toll roads. Make sure to discuss the requirements for paying the tolls with your car rental company, or purchase a SunPass or E-Pass.
  • Drivers may dial *FHP on Florida interstates and highways in an emergency to reach the Florida Highway Patrol (state police).