KNOW THE FLORIDA POINT SYSTEM FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

In this brief article, Gainesville accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, gives a summary of the point system for traffic violations in Florida in honor of Florida Teenage Safe Driving Awareness Week. Here is a summary of them.

If a teenage driver receives 6 points in one year, then their license may be restricted to business uses only for one year or until they turn 18. If the teen’s license is already restricted, they can receive 90 additional days of suspension for each additional offense during the restriction period.

Driving Violation Points

Speeding

Less than 15 mph over the speed limit

3

More than 15 mph over the speed limit

4

Speeding resulting in a crash

6

Moving Violations

Driving during restricted hours

3

Moving violation

3

Moving violation resulting in a crash

4

Reckless driving

4

Improper lane change

3

http://www.flhsmv.gov/teens/privilege.html

We at Meldon Law strongly believe that public education is the first step in the prevention of an accident or in the recovery from one.

We are experienced personal injury attorneys, trial lawyers, negotiators, litigators, paralegals, and staff that have been proudly working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40 years in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Inverness, and the rest of North Central Florida and North Florida. Accidents involving a car crash, truck wreck, and motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and criminal defense are all included in our practice.

Based on Jeffrey Meldon’s, founder of Meldon Law, over 40 years of helping accident victims get justice and a fair shake from the insurance companies, he has written the consumer guide book, Seven Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Florida Accident Case. You can request your free, no obligation copy right now, or contact our office for your complimentary copy sent to you today.

Contact Meldon Law at (800) 373-8000 or (352) 373-8000 immediately if you have been involved in a serious auto, truck, or motorcycle accident. We are in your community, have the experience and resources required to work towards obtaining a fair settlement for you – we are here to help you.

Jeffrey Meldon
Founder of the Meldon Law Firm